Exegesis and hermeneutics

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  1. J.D.

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    Question for the experts.

    Read the two statements below and tell me if they are right. Thank you for your help.

    1. Exegesis asks the question “what does it say?”

    2. Biblical hermeneutics asks the question “what does it mean?”
     
  2. TCGreek

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    JD,

    I always understood biblical hermeneutics as the science of interpretation, so exegesis would naturally its handmaid.
     
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    Exegesis is more specific; dealing with the words, grammar, syntax, context, and literary structure. Hermenuetics is the integration of the exegesis with biblical theology, sytematic theology, and historical theology.
     
  4. Allan

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    :laugh: :laugh: Thus you have typical answers that any expert would give. Never a simple a yes or no :laugh: :laugh:

    Sorry guys I couldn't resist the statement (especially after writting about three or four sentences of my own before laughed at myself)
     
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    1. Yes
    2. Yes

    Hermeneutics would be the art of biblical interpretation and the application of that interpretation to a contemporary society.

    The bible never says what it never intended to say.
    The bible never means what it never intended to mean.
     

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