Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible / Edition 3

Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible / Edition 3

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by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310492572

ISBN-13: 9780310492573

Pub. Date: 05/08/2012

Publisher: Zondervan

Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock

Overview

Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God’s word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretive process. To emphasize the Bible’s redemptive arc and encourage correlation across the canon, the authors have included a call to “cross into the rest of Scripture” as an additional step in the Interpretive Journey. This edition has also been rearranged for clarity and includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments. A website for professors offers extensive teaching materials, and an accompanying revised workbook (Grasping God’s Word Workbook—sold separately) gives students additional practice in reading and interpreting the Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310492573
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Edition description:
Special
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
83,669
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

PART 1: How to Read the Book---Basic Tools
1. Bible Translations [previously chapter 9]
2. The Interpretive Journey
3. How to Read the Book---Sentences
4. How to Read the Book---Paragraphs
5. How to Read the Book---Discourses
PART 2: Contexts---Now and Then
6. The Historical-Cultural Context
7. What Do We Bring to the Text?
8. The Literary Context
9. Word Studies
PART 3: Meaning and Application
10. Who Controls the Meaning?
11. Levels of Meaning
12. The Role of the Holy Spirit
13. Application
PART 4: The Interpretive Journey---New Testament
14. New Testament---Letters
15. New Testament---Gospels
16. New Testament---Acts
17. New Testament---Revelation
PART 5: The Interpretive Journey---Old Testament
18. Old Testament---Narrative
19. Old Testament---Law
20. Old Testament---Poetry
21. Old Testament---Prophets
22. Old Testament---Wisdom
Appendix 1: Inspiration and Canon
Appendix 2: Writing an Exegetical Paper
Appendix 3: Building a Personal Library [replace with website?]
Scripture Index
Subject Index

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Grasping God's Word 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read used in one of my seminary classes. Gives good basic but not always known procedures on how to dig deeper into the Word of God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The pastor of my church has me reading this book. It has a wealth of valueable Biblical scholorship basics in it. It is definetly written for a Protistant crowd who plan on further collegic level Biblical study. Therefore it can be a bit redundant or too basic at some parts if you already have some experence in this area. The ultimate goal of this text book is to teach the reader a meticulous, accurate, and useable approach to understanding the Bible. Note, the work book for this is useful, but maily adds blank pages to do assignments that are given in the main text book (so its basically worthless).