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Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation Comunicación y Gerencia Hey, wait a minute! I thought they were unschooled, ordinary men? Click to add Text
So what is Hermeneutics? It is the study of the principals that pertain to the proper interpretation of scripture Hermeneutics is the fancy word that answers the question: What does the Bible mean by what is says? 1 Timothy 4:13 (HCSB) Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. Command Read the text, Explain the Text (Doctrine), Apply the Text (Exhortation)
Errors of Interpretation "Little Bo Peep" Preaching 1. Don't Force the Bible to fit the Sermon There was a cartoon of a preacher praying with this caption, God give me a scripture to go with this great joke I have. 2. Avoid Superficial Interpretation Psalm 127:2 (NIV) In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat for he grants sleep to those he loves. So if you are not sleeping well, then…God must not love you. 3. Don't Spiritualize Sermon of David's 'Five Stones' vs. David was just prepared
Areas to Consider for Interpretation 1. The Language Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek (http://net.bible.org/home.php) Key Words (What is the main idea?) 2. Culture What did this mean to those who heard it in the 1st Century? 3. Geography There is Power in the maps in the Back of the Bible 4. History Study Bible (NIV, Life Application, Key Word)
Principals for Interpretation 5. Practical Principle 1.Literal Principle Means you should understand Scripture in its literal, normal, natural sense. Galatians 5: Historical Principle What did it mean to the people to whom it was spoken or written? It is said that a text without a context (historically) is a pretext 3. Grammatical Principle Matthew 28: Synthesis Principle Law of First Mention Example, Worship YBH? – Yeah, but how?