Principles of Biblical Interpretation


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Previously published as Study to Show Yourself Approved

A Course in Biblical Hermeneutics

Biblical hermeneutics is the science and art of biblical interpretation. In 2 Timothy 2:15 the apostle Paul exhorted Timothy to “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

In this course you will learn 30 biblically-based principles that will equip you to interpret the Bible correctly. By applying these principles to your study of the Scriptures, you will gain great insight into them and be better able to recognize and reject false doctrine.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
By David R. Reid
Comes with booklet of questions and answers for use as a course.

Principles Covered in this Book:
1. Meditate, Pray, Obey, and Be Open
2. Assume the Clarity of Scripture
3. Stress the Priority of the Original Languaages
4. Look at the Literary Context
5. Remember the Basic Unit of Scripture
6. Let Scripture Interpret Scripture
7. Avoid Confusion Between Truth and the Inspired Record
8. Never Determine Doctrine from an Illustration
9. Check Out the Historical and Cultural Background
10. Aim for One Interpretation with Many Applications
11. Always Proceed from “Then” to “Now”
12 Be Careful About Spiritualization
13 Allow for the Fuller Meaning of Scripture
14. Determine the Teaching Intention of the Author
15. Distinguish Between the Cultural and the Transcultural
16 Discern What is More Critical and What is Less Critical
17. Recognize the Fact of Progressive Revelation
18. Comprehend the Biblical Covenants
19. Differentiate Between Israel and the Church
20. Distinguish Between the Rapture and the Return
21. Submit to the Hierarchy of Scripture
22. Know the Different Types of Literature
23. Understand the Use of Language
24. Highlight the Theme of Salvation
25. Realize that Not All Truth Has Been Revealed
26. Acknowledge that the Finite Cannot Completely Fathom the Infinite
27. Beware of Pride and Prejudice
28. Watch Out for “Hobby Horses” and “Pet Peeves”
29. Respect the Insight of Other Christians
30. Consider the Historical Interpretations of the Texts

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