Hermeneutics the Art of Bible Interpretation

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  1. evangelist6589

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    I have the book How to Read the Bible for all its worth, however the authors are Charismatic and seem to think women can be pastors. I also have the book The Hermeneutical Spiral, however its way too technical as it was assigned in a seminary class.

    I also have this book of which is on my shelf that I did not read. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible in 15 Minutes a Day: is it any good and is it worth the effort? Its not the Reformed way of doing Hermeneutics, however if I were to get RC's book on the topic I am afraid I might come away with a Preterist view of Eschatology and away from my Calvinistic Dispensationalist views. I wish to study the Bible more in 2014 & a good aide will probably help but it must be a good one with the right interpretations of the text and not one that promotes Preterism, Post Millennialism, Charismatic Theology, or a gender neutral view of the role of women in the church.
     
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  2. Amy.G

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    If you wish to study the Bible then study the BIBLE and not books about the Bible.
     
  3. Scarlett O.

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    Brother, you aren't going to find an aid that is perfect.

    Here's how I study the Bible ... if it means anything to anyone.

    I read it.

    Mostly chronologically by bulk, but also topically in smaller sections when the case arises which is often - sometimes daily. Sometimes, I'll try to meditate on certain things I've read for a few days trying to allow the Lord to squeeze every drop He wants to out of the passage for me to understand.

    I read it in various translations. Sometimes the same passages 2, 3, or 4 times in different translations.

    If there is something I am wanting to understand better or to find more about, I go to one of a few on-line commentators that I trust and read what they have to say. I don't take any man or woman's word for it, but I do really desire to hear what others have to say.

    David Guzik is one of my favorite commentators, but I don't agree with 100% of all he says. Same thing for every commentator I use.

    These outside aids are just that. Imperfect and outside the Bible and to be weeded through carefully.

    One thing I've been convicted of about reading for 2014 is that I don't pray enough when reading the Bible nor do I memorize enough.
     
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  4. Jkdbuck76

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    where do u find David Guzik commentary?
     
  5. Scarlett O.

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    I can never remember the site, so when I want to look at something of his - like last week's Sunday School lesson was John 15 - I google "David Guzik John 15" and it takes me right there.

    I always just type his name and the bible chapter.

    He's really good and he gives other good people's comments in his own. He goes verse by verse. I don't agree with all he says, but that's just me.

    But I think he really does a great job.
     

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