Inductive Bible Study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application through the Lenses of History, Literature, and Theology  -     By: Richard Alan Fuhr Jr., Andreas J. Kostenberger
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Inductive Bible Study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application through the Lenses of History, Literature, and Theology

B&H Academic / 2016 / Hardcover

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Why another book on inductive Bible study? Since Robert Traina's Methodical Bible Study was published in 1952, dozens of books, ranging from popular-level works to academic textbooks, have presented a methodical, inductive approach to the study of Scriptures. This inductive Bible study is a practical, relevant, and time-tested approach to interpreting Scripture. Yet as evangelical scholarship of the Bible yields greater insight to the field of hermeneutics, there's an ever-present need to incorporate those advances into a usable, applied guide for the study of the Bible.

Fuhr and Köstenberger's Inductive Bible Study incorporates insights from contemporary evangelical hermeneutics into an approachable, step-by-step process moving from observation through interpretation and on to the application of God's Word. Each step is viewed through the lenses of the hermeneutical triad, exploring the historical, literary, and theological elements that impact how one observes, interprets, and applies the Bible. Chapter by chapter, Inductive Bible Study explores a broad representation of biblical texts as it illustrates the steps of inductive methodology across the literary landscape of Scripture. Helpful features of the text include:

  • Asking the right questions of the text
  • Comparing translations
  • Considering various facets of context
  • The study of words and phrases
  • Basic discourse analysis
  • The role of the Holy Spirit in approaching Scripture
  • Determining legitimacy in application and
  • Doing theology as the flow of inductive Bible study

Fuhr and Köstenberger offer a hermeneutically sensitive, step-by-step approach to inductive Bible study that will bring insight and practical benefit to many who endeavor to know God through the depths and riches of his Word, the Bible. Inductive Bible Study is an ideal textbook for courses in biblical interpretation, and for anyone who desires to better understand and teach Scripture.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 1433684144
ISBN-13: 9781433684142

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Author Bio

Andreas J. Köstenberger is founder of Biblical Foundations™ and Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He is a prolific author and distinguished evangelical scholar.

Richard Alan Fuhr Jr. is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Studies at Liberty University School of Divinity in Lynchburg, VA. He is co-author of The Message of the Twelve: Hearing the Voice of the Minor Prophets.

Editorial Reviews

"This wonderful new volume by Fuhr and Köstenberger is a breath of fresh air. It turns our attention back to where it belongs, namely on God’s Word. It will be a great blessing to every believer eager to understand the Scriptures better."

—Michael J. Kruger, president and professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC

"It is exciting to see this work that blends the inductive method with the historical disciplines. . . . Our deep thanks are due KÓ§stenberger and Fuhr for this invaluable resource for quality Bible study."

—Grant R. Osborne, professor emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL

"Fuhr and KÓ§stenberger’s new book will help a new generation of students discover the joy of studying the Bible for themselves. Here you will find a hermeneutically sound and accessible guide to studying the Bible inductively."

—Robert L. Plummer, professor of New Testament interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, and host of www.DailyDoseOfGreek.com

"I know of no other book that covers such a wide range of issues with such user-friendly expertise and wise simplicity. Read it to (re)kindle excitement about mining Scripture’s inexhaustible riches!"

—Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO

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