Combining study of the three "worlds" of biblical interpretation---backgrounds, literary structures, and contemporary presuppositions, Tate helps seminarians create an integrated hermeneutical strategy. Succinct summaries of methodologies; descriptions of recent hermeneutical developments; clear biblical examples; definitions of key terms; thought-provoking study questions; and an updated bibliography make this an ideal classroom text.
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The third edition of Biblical Interpretation focuses on the three "worlds" of biblical interpretation--the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world in front of the text. A fourth section helps readers combine the three worlds into an integrated hermeneutical strategy. Clear explanations of the various interpretive approaches are supported by helpful biblical examples. Key terms and study questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for classroom use. Succinct synopses highlight a host of distinct approaches to understanding the Bible. The third edition includes new synopses and an updated bibliography to help readers keep pace with the most recent developments in biblical interpretation.
W. Randolph Tate (PhD, Florida State University) is professor of humanities at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of several books, including Handbook for Biblical Interpretation.