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1 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
HERMENEUTICS Proverbs 3:5-8 Prov 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

2 BIBLICAL SCIENCE Science: “a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.”

3 6 Major Bible Sciences The study of Canon (Canonology)
Historical Criticism Textual Criticism Hermeneutics Exegesis Biblical Theology

4 Definitions Canonology: means rod or straight edge, to measure. This science concerns itself with which books are inspired of God and which books are not. Historical Criticism: This science deals with authorship, date of writings, authenticity , historical background, and unity.

5 Definitions Textual Criticism: This deals with the original text of Scripture. You do this quite often. (King James version verses the NIV). Exegesis: To guide or lead out. Reading out of the Scripture instead of reading into the Bible one’s own interpretations.

6 Hermeneutics: This science deals with correct interpretations of God’s Word.
Biblical Theology : It is the doctrine of God, the proper result of all previous sciences.

7 Methods of Interpretation
Allegorical Mystical Devotional Rationalistic Literal

8 Allegorical Method This method supposedly goes beneath the surface of Scripture to the real meaning hidden beneath the words. Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

9 Dangers It is best to rely on this method only when scripture indicates. Why! Because, if not, then it has its basis solely in the mind of the interpreter. Therefore without any means of authentication.

10 Mystical Method This method rejects the plain truth in favor for multiple meaning within one text. This is the difference between Allegorical and Mystical Methods.

11 Devotional Method This method places more emphasis on the personal edifying aspects of the Bible. It does not see the importance of doctrine. Any devotional interpretation must be based firmly on the literal meaning of Scripture.

12 Examples A person not willing to work expecting God to meet their needs because of certain passages indicating God will. A person not willing to attend church services because we are the church and can worship God anywhere. A person finding verses for their personal gratification and interpreting them out of context.

13 Rationalistic Method This method denies all Scripture is actually inspired of God. If a person’s intellect can understand and explain a doctrine it is accepted. If a person can not understand or explain a doctrine it is rejected.

14 Literal Method This method does not deny allegoric or figurative language in Scripture. It simply declares that “figures of speech” are used to reveal literal truth.

15 Examples The right hand of God, reveals the literal interpretation of the power and righteousness of God. They shall take up serpents, reveals the literal truth of our authority over the devil. Matt. 28:19, this method does not mean taking everything literal but finding and uncovering literal truth.

16 Only Accurate Method The Literal Method, striving to uncover the “Unadulterated Truth of God’s Word.”

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