"What does the Bible mean?" the answer to this question are many and varied. Most Christians are agreed on the fact that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, given to be understood by them and assimilated into their lives. However, where they differ greatly is concerning the meaning of the Scripture. The differing viewpoints are virtually countless. Since one's doctrine stems from one's interpretation of the Bible and all interpretation is guided by various rules, it seems that the Christian community should be focusing its attention more on the field of hermeneutics - the science of interpreting Scripture. It is this need that provides the basis for this textbook on hermeneutics. This book assumes that a working knowledge of hermeneutics coupled with an illuminating unction of the Holy Spirit will enable those who interpret Scripture to come to a harmonious Knowledge of the truth.
This book presents 17 principles of biblical interpretation that the reader will use as keys to open the truths of Scripture. Most Christians agree that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, given to men/women to study and assimilate into their lives, but the interpretations of the Bible and meaning and viewpoints of Scripture are virtually countless. This book will guide the reader in understanding the science of interpretation (hermeneutics)as well as applying its principles to come to a harmonious knowledge of the truth.