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How to read the Bible for all its worth : a guide to understanding the Bible

Author: Gordon D Fee; Douglas K Stuart
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The believing scholar insists that the biblical texts first of all mean what they meant. That is, we believe that God's Word for us today is first of all precisely what his Word was to them. Thus we have two tasks: first, to find out what the text originally meant; this task is called exegesis. Second, we must learn to hear that same meaning in the variety of new or different contexts of our own day; we call this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon D Fee; Douglas K Stuart
ISBN: 0310384915 9780310384915
OCLC Number: 27012561
Description: 265 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Need to Interpret --
2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation --
3. The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually --
4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions --
5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use --
6. Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent --
7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions --
8. The Parables: Do You Get the Point? --
9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel --
10. The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel --
11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers and Ours --
12. Wisdom: Then and Now --
13. The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope --
Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries.
Responsibility: Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart.

Abstract:

The believing scholar insists that the biblical texts first of all mean what they meant. That is, we believe that God's Word for us today is first of all precisely what his Word was to them. Thus we have two tasks: first, to find out what the text originally meant; this task is called exegesis. Second, we must learn to hear that same meaning in the variety of new or different contexts of our own day; we call this second task hermeneutics. In its classical usage, the term "hermeneutics" covers both tasks, but in this book we consistently use it only in this narrower sense. To do both tasks well should be the goal of Bible study. - Preface.

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Preface 9 1. Introduction: The Need to Interpret 13 2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation 28 3. The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually 45 4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions 61 5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use 78 6. Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent 94 7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions 113 8. The Parables: Do You Get the Point? 135 9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel 149 10. The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel 165 11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers and Ours 187 12. Wisdom: Then and Now 206 13. The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope 231 Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries 246 Index of Names 255 Scripture Index 256

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