Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Revised and Expanded

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The authors of this book have combined years of expertise and devotion to Scripture to provide a truly unique volume that sets forth concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word. Ten years after its initial publication, the authors now have thoroughly updated it in light of the latest scholarship.

"This is a remarkably comprehensive study of the whole area of biblical interpretation. Thoroughly evangelical, it also interacts with nonevangelical interpretational stances. No other volume available on biblical interpretation does so much so well."- Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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"This is a remarkably comprehensive study of the whole area of biblical interpretation. Thoroughly evangelical, it also interacts with nonevangelical interpretational stances. No other volume available on biblical interpretation does so much so well." - Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Seminary

"Introduction to Biblical Interpretation is destined to become a standard text for students, teachers, preachers, and concerned lay person. The authors have given us the finest survey of tis vital subject to be found."- David A. Hubbard, President-Emeritus, Fuller Theological Seminary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785252252
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 254,536
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. WILLIAM W. KLEIN, both edited and contributed to this volume. He is Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He previously wrote The New Chosen People: A Corporate View of Election.

DR. CRAIG L. BLOMBERG is Distinguished Professor of New Testament. His previous books include The Historical Reliability of the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.

Dr. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. is Professor of Old Testament. He authored the volume on Ruth in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament, and served as editor for Studies in Old Testament Theology.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The need for hermeneutics 3
Ch. 2 The history of interpretation 23
Ch. 3 Recent literary and social-scientific approaches to interpretation 63
Ch. 4 The canon and translations 103
Ch. 5 The interpreter 135
Ch. 6 The goal of interpretation 169
Ch. 7 General rules of hermeneutics : prose 213
Ch. 8 General rules of hermeneutics : biblical poetry 273
Ch. 9 Genres of the Old Testament 323
Ch. 10 Genres of the New Testament 399
Ch. 11 Using the Bible today 451
Ch. 12 Application 477
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