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Publication Date: 2009
Since its publication in 1994, An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics has become a standard text for a generation of students, pastors, and serious lay readers. This second edition has been substantially updated and expanded, allowing the authors to fine-tune and enrich their discussions on fundamental interpretive topics. In addition, four new chapters have been included that address more recent controversial issues: • The role of biblical theology in interpretation • How to deal with contemporary questions not directly addressed in the Bible • The New Testaments use of the Old Testament • The role of history in interpretation The book retains the unique aspect of being written by two scholars who hold differing viewpoints on many issues, making for vibrant, thought-provoking dialogue. What they do agree on, however, is the authority of Scripture, the relevance of personal Bible study to life, and why these things matter.
Moisés Silva taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of eight books and the revising editor of the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Helpful!March 22, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Two veteran scholars, Walter Kaiser, Jr. and Moises Silva, team to provide us this introduction to the study of biblical hermeneutics. This is a revised and expanded second edition. It comes in a nice, attractive hardback edition as well. These authors dont always agree with each other, but they are both committed to the authority of Scripture and are worth listening to. While this book is meant to be a first introduction to biblical hermeneutics, I think it better serves as a second text because of its length and style. Thats not a knock on this volume, but a complement on how well it teaches us to logically think through some of these issues. For example, it would make a great second text to go along with Introduction to Biblical Interpretation by Keil, Blomberg, Hubbard by the same publisher.
Its subtitle of the search for meaning describes well the approach taken here. As with most such volumes, the authors have their own approach and order of the things that must be studied in grasping the meaning of any biblical text. Part 1 looks at what the authors call initial directions. There they talk about why we need hermeneutics, what we mean by meaning, how language is used, how biblical theology fits in, the New Testament use of the Old Testament, and the role of history. In that section I thought the chapter lets be logical: using and abusing language was one of the best.
In part 2, the authors seek to understand the text and try to help us make sense of literary genres. In that section, the unique features of the genres like poetry, the Gospels, the epistles, and prophecy are taken in turn. In part 3, they moved to meaning and application consider the devotional use of the Bible, our need to obey the word in cultural context, and how to move on to the theological use of the Bible. Part 4 is the collection of loose ends covering things like a history of interpretation and contemporary approaches to biblical interpretation. The final chapter on concluding observations attempts to tie it all together. Theres a fine glossary, an annotated bibliography, and indices at the end.
This is an outstanding volume to have on your shelves to complement your understanding of biblical hermeneutics. I highly recommend it.
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Gary5 Stars Out Of 5Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for MeaningJune 17, 2015GaryQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0A helpful tool for those called to teach, you may never look at the Scriptures the same way again.
RobertDel Rio TXAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great BookNovember 23, 2012RobertDel Rio TXAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It makes you read and reread go to the bible and apply what you have found. Great for Teachers , Pastors , and student of the Bible. This is a good tool to shed light in the a dark world.
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