Introduction to biblical interpretation / William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. [print]

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Contents:
Why Hermeneutics? ; Hermeneutics Defined The Art and Science of Interpretation The Role of the Interpreter The Meaning of the Message The Text The Author and the Audience Some Challenges of Bible Interpretation Distance of Time Cultural Distance Geographical Distance Distance of Language Eternal Relevance-The Divine Factor The Goal of Hermeneutics Conclusion
Jewish Interpretation Inner-Biblical Allusion Post-Biblical Interpretation: The Transition Hellenistic Judaism The Qumran Community Rabbinic Judaism The Apostolic Period (circa AD 30-100) ; The Patristic Period (circa AD 100-590) ; The Apostolic Fathers (circa AD 100-150) ; The Alexandrian School (circa AD 150-400) ; Church Councils (circa AD 400-590) ; The Middle Ages (circa AD 590-1500) ; The Reformation (circa AD 1500-1650) ; The Post-Reformation Period (circa AD 1650-1750) ; The Modern Period (circa AD 1750-Present) ; The Nineteenth Century The Twentieth Century Post-World War I Post-World War II The Twenty-First Century
Literary Criticism Narrative Criticism Applications Critique Poststructuralism/Postmodernism Reader-Response Criticism Deconstruction Social-Scientific Approaches to Scripture Classification Social History Application of Social-Scientific Theories Advocacy Groups Liberation Hermeneutics Cultural Criticism Feminist Hermeneutics LGBT Hermeneutics Conclusion
The Biblical Canon The Canon of the Old Testament The Development of the Canon The Order of the Canon The Canon of the New Testament The Development of the Canon The Order of the Canon Criteria of Canonicity Canon Criticism Texts and Translations Textual Criticism Techniques of Translation The Major English Translations Choosing a Translation
Qualifications of the Interpreter A Reasoned Faith in the God Who Reveals Willingness to Obey Its Message Illumination of the Holy Spirit Membership in the Church Willingness to Employ Appropriate Methods Presuppositions for Correct Interpretation Divinely Inspired Revelation Authoritative and True A Spiritual Document Characterized by Both Unity and Diversity An Understandable Document Forming the Canon of Holy Scripture Presuppositions about Methodology Presuppositions about the Ultimate Goal of Hermeneutics Preunderstandings of the Interpreter-- Definition of Preunderstanding The Role of Preunderstanding A Philosophy of Interpretation as Preunderstanding Testing Preunderstandings A Christian Preunderstanding Preunderstandings Change with Understanding Preunderstandings and Objectivity in Interpretation
Speech Acts Levels of Meaning Does the Text Have One Fixed Meaning or Several Levels of Meaning? ; Author-Centered Textual Meaning Author-Centered Textual Meaning Is the Goal of Interpretation Definition of Author-Centered Textual Meaning The Challenge of Reader-Oriented Interpretation The Bible as Literature The Question of Historicity The Place of the Reader in "Constructing" Meaning Baptism Millennium Assessment Validating Our Interpretation Agree to Disagree: "That They May Be One"
The Literary Context The Importance of Literary Context Context Establishes the Flow-of-Thought Context Provides Accurate Meaning of Words Context Delineates Correct Relationship among Units: Words, Sentences, Paragraphs Principles of Interpretation Relating to Literary Context Circles of a Literary Contextual Study Immediate Context Literary Context of the Entire Bible Context of the Entire Bible Historical-Cultural Background The Significance of Historical-Cultural Background The Issue of Perspective - The Issue of Mindset The Matter of Contextualization Princples for Historical-Cultural Interpretation The Original Historical-Background The Original Impact The Correct Expression The Priority of Plain Sense Retrieving Historical-Cultural Background Exploring the General Background of the Book Examining the Historical Cultural Factors of a Specific Passage Word Meanings Crucial Matters about the Nature of Words Words are Arbitrary Signs Words Have a Range of Meanings Word Meanings Overlap Word Meanings Change Over Time Words Have Connotative and Denotative Meanings Steps for Performing Word Studies Grammatical-Structural Relationships The Importance of Grammatical Relationships Steps for Discovering Structural Relationships ; Natural Divisions Flow of Thought Verbs Connectives Adjectives and Adverbs ; Pronouns
The Dynamics of Poetry The Sounds of Hebrew Poetry Rhyme and Meter The Sounds of Poetic Words The Structure of Hebrew Poetry Parallelism Basic Units of Parallelism How Parallelism Works Types of Parallelism Other Poetic Structures The Language of Poetry Imagery Devices of Poetic Language Similes and Metaphors Other Poetic Devices Interpreting Poetic Language Larger Units of Poetry Sense Units
The Nature of Genre Narratives Old Testament Narrative Genres Reports Principles of Interpretation: Reports Heroic Narrative Prophet Story Principles of Interpretation: Heroic Narratives and Prophet Stories Comedy Principles of Interpretation: Comedy Farewell Speech Principles of Interpretation: Farewell Speech Interpreting a Sample Narrative: Judges 7:1-15 Embedded Genres Popular Proverbs and Blessings Riddles, Fables, and Parables Songs Lists Principles of Interpretation: Embedded Genres Law Forms of Old Testament Legal Material Casuistic Law Unconditional Law Legal Series Legal Instruction Principles of Interpretation: Law A Sample Legal Text: Exodus 21:7-11 Deuteronomy Princples of Interpretation: Deuteronomy Poetry Types of Old Testament Poetry Prayers Songs Liturgies Wisdom Psalms Principles of Interpretation: Poetry Principles of Interpretation: Psalms The Books of the Psalms: An Overview Prophecy Basic Types of Prophecy Prophecy of Disaster Prophecy of Salvation Woe Speech Prophetic Dirge Prophetic Hymn Prophetic Liturgy Prophetic Disputation Prophecies Against Foreign Nations Prophetic Vision Report Prophetic Narratives General Principles for Interpreting Old Testament Prophecy Interpretating Prophetic "Forthtelling" ; Interpreting Prophetic "Foretelling" ; The Many Ways of Fulfillment Specific Principles for Interpretation: Prophecy A Sample Prophetic Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 Apocalyptic Prophecy Principles of Interpretation: Old Testament Apocalyptic Wisdom Types of Wisdom Literature Proverbs Principles of Interpretation: Proverbs Instruction Principles of Interpretation: Instruction Example Story and Reflection Principles of Interpretation: Example Story and Reflection Disputation Speeches Principles of Interpretation: Job A Sample Wisdom Text: Proverbs 30:24-28 Conclusion How to Write a Structural Outline
Gospels Implications for Interpretation Historical Trustworthiness Reading Horizontally and Vertically The Gospels' First Audiences Key Theological Issues The Kingdom of God The Ethics of Jesus The Forms within the Gospels Parables Miracle Stories Pronouncement Stories Other Forms Acts Implications for Interpretation Thinking Vertically The Significance of Pentecost - Acts as Narrative Epistles Implications for Interpretation General Considerations Specific Considerations Distinctives of Hebrews and the General Epistles Individual Forms in the Epistles Creeds and Hymns The Domestic Code Slogans Vice and Virtue Lists Key Theological Questions for the Pauline Epistles Is There a Center of Pauline Theology? ; Is There Development in Paul's Writings? ; Revelation Revelation as an Epistle Revelation as a Prophecy Revelation as Apocalyptic Conclusion
To Gain Information and Understanding To Motivate and Enrich Worship To Create Liturgy To Formulate Theology How Biblical and Systematic Theology Differ The Problem of Preunderstanding Must We Choose Between Biblical and Systematic Theology? ; How to Formulate Theology: Key Principles What about Church Tradition? ; To Preach To Teach To Provide Pastoral Care To Promote Spiritual Formation in the Christian Life To Enjoy Its Beauty as Literature Summary
The Importance of Application Avoiding Mistakes in Application Total Neglect of Any Context Partial Neglect of the Literary or Historical Context of a Passage Insufficiently Analogous Situations A Four-Step Methodology for Legitimate Application Determine the Original Application(s) ; Identify the Cross-Cultural Principles Levels of Authority Find Appropriate Applications that Embody the Broader Principles The Role of the Holy Spirit
Scope and content: Defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretationScope and content: Suggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical textScope and content: Surveys the literary, cultural, social, and historical issues that impact any textScope and content: Evaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretationScope and content: Examines the reader's role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its messageScope and content: Tackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways todayScope and content: Provides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretation
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Part I-The Task of Interpretation

Chapter 1-The Need for Interpretation

Why Hermeneutics? ; Hermeneutics Defined The Art and Science of Interpretation The Role of the Interpreter The Meaning of the Message The Text The Author and the Audience Some Challenges of Bible Interpretation Distance of Time Cultural Distance Geographical Distance Distance of Language Eternal Relevance-The Divine Factor The Goal of Hermeneutics Conclusion

Chapter 2-The History of Interpretation

Jewish Interpretation Inner-Biblical Allusion Post-Biblical Interpretation: The Transition Hellenistic Judaism The Qumran Community Rabbinic Judaism The Apostolic Period (circa AD 30-100) ; The Patristic Period (circa AD 100-590) ; The Apostolic Fathers (circa AD 100-150) ; The Alexandrian School (circa AD 150-400) ; Church Councils (circa AD 400-590) ; The Middle Ages (circa AD 590-1500) ; The Reformation (circa AD 1500-1650) ; The Post-Reformation Period (circa AD 1650-1750) ; The Modern Period (circa AD 1750-Present) ; The Nineteenth Century The Twentieth Century Post-World War I Post-World War II The Twenty-First Century

Chapter 3-Literary and Social-Scientific Approaches to Interpretation

Literary Criticism Narrative Criticism Applications Critique Poststructuralism/Postmodernism Reader-Response Criticism Deconstruction Social-Scientific Approaches to Scripture Classification Social History Application of Social-Scientific Theories Advocacy Groups Liberation Hermeneutics Cultural Criticism Feminist Hermeneutics LGBT Hermeneutics Conclusion

Chapter 4-The Canon and Translations

The Biblical Canon The Canon of the Old Testament The Development of the Canon The Order of the Canon The Canon of the New Testament The Development of the Canon The Order of the Canon Criteria of Canonicity Canon Criticism Texts and Translations Textual Criticism Techniques of Translation The Major English Translations Choosing a Translation

Part II-The Interpreter and the Goal

Chapter 5-The Interpreter

Qualifications of the Interpreter A Reasoned Faith in the God Who Reveals Willingness to Obey Its Message Illumination of the Holy Spirit Membership in the Church Willingness to Employ Appropriate Methods Presuppositions for Correct Interpretation Divinely Inspired Revelation Authoritative and True A Spiritual Document Characterized by Both Unity and Diversity An Understandable Document Forming the Canon of Holy Scripture Presuppositions about Methodology Presuppositions about the Ultimate Goal of Hermeneutics Preunderstandings of the Interpreter-- Definition of Preunderstanding The Role of Preunderstanding A Philosophy of Interpretation as Preunderstanding Testing Preunderstandings A Christian Preunderstanding Preunderstandings Change with Understanding Preunderstandings and Objectivity in Interpretation

Chapter 6-The Goal of Interpretation

Speech Acts Levels of Meaning Does the Text Have One Fixed Meaning or Several Levels of Meaning? ; Author-Centered Textual Meaning Author-Centered Textual Meaning Is the Goal of Interpretation Definition of Author-Centered Textual Meaning The Challenge of Reader-Oriented Interpretation The Bible as Literature The Question of Historicity The Place of the Reader in "Constructing" Meaning Baptism Millennium Assessment Validating Our Interpretation Agree to Disagree: "That They May Be One"

Part III-Understanding Literature

Chapter 7-General Rules of Hermeneutics: Prose

The Literary Context The Importance of Literary Context Context Establishes the Flow-of-Thought Context Provides Accurate Meaning of Words Context Delineates Correct Relationship among Units: Words, Sentences, Paragraphs Principles of Interpretation Relating to Literary Context Circles of a Literary Contextual Study Immediate Context Literary Context of the Entire Bible Context of the Entire Bible Historical-Cultural Background The Significance of Historical-Cultural Background The Issue of Perspective - The Issue of Mindset The Matter of Contextualization Princples for Historical-Cultural Interpretation The Original Historical-Background The Original Impact The Correct Expression The Priority of Plain Sense Retrieving Historical-Cultural Background Exploring the General Background of the Book Examining the Historical Cultural Factors of a Specific Passage Word Meanings Crucial Matters about the Nature of Words Words are Arbitrary Signs Words Have a Range of Meanings Word Meanings Overlap Word Meanings Change Over Time Words Have Connotative and Denotative Meanings Steps for Performing Word Studies Grammatical-Structural Relationships The Importance of Grammatical Relationships Steps for Discovering Structural Relationships ; Natural Divisions Flow of Thought Verbs Connectives Adjectives and Adverbs ; Pronouns

Chapter 8-General Rules of Hermeneutics: Biblical Poetry

The Dynamics of Poetry The Sounds of Hebrew Poetry Rhyme and Meter The Sounds of Poetic Words The Structure of Hebrew Poetry Parallelism Basic Units of Parallelism How Parallelism Works Types of Parallelism Other Poetic Structures The Language of Poetry Imagery Devices of Poetic Language Similes and Metaphors Other Poetic Devices Interpreting Poetic Language Larger Units of Poetry Sense Units

Part IV-Understanding Bible Genres

Chapter 9-Genres of the Old Testament

The Nature of Genre Narratives Old Testament Narrative Genres Reports Principles of Interpretation: Reports Heroic Narrative Prophet Story Principles of Interpretation: Heroic Narratives and Prophet Stories Comedy Principles of Interpretation: Comedy Farewell Speech Principles of Interpretation: Farewell Speech Interpreting a Sample Narrative: Judges 7:1-15 Embedded Genres Popular Proverbs and Blessings Riddles, Fables, and Parables Songs Lists Principles of Interpretation: Embedded Genres Law Forms of Old Testament Legal Material Casuistic Law Unconditional Law Legal Series Legal Instruction Principles of Interpretation: Law A Sample Legal Text: Exodus 21:7-11 Deuteronomy Princples of Interpretation: Deuteronomy Poetry Types of Old Testament Poetry Prayers Songs Liturgies Wisdom Psalms Principles of Interpretation: Poetry Principles of Interpretation: Psalms The Books of the Psalms: An Overview Prophecy Basic Types of Prophecy Prophecy of Disaster Prophecy of Salvation Woe Speech Prophetic Dirge Prophetic Hymn Prophetic Liturgy Prophetic Disputation Prophecies Against Foreign Nations Prophetic Vision Report Prophetic Narratives General Principles for Interpreting Old Testament Prophecy Interpretating Prophetic "Forthtelling" ; Interpreting Prophetic "Foretelling" ; The Many Ways of Fulfillment Specific Principles for Interpretation: Prophecy A Sample Prophetic Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 Apocalyptic Prophecy Principles of Interpretation: Old Testament Apocalyptic Wisdom Types of Wisdom Literature Proverbs Principles of Interpretation: Proverbs Instruction Principles of Interpretation: Instruction Example Story and Reflection Principles of Interpretation: Example Story and Reflection Disputation Speeches Principles of Interpretation: Job A Sample Wisdom Text: Proverbs 30:24-28 Conclusion How to Write a Structural Outline

Chapter 10-Genres of the New Testament

Gospels Implications for Interpretation Historical Trustworthiness Reading Horizontally and Vertically The Gospels' First Audiences Key Theological Issues The Kingdom of God The Ethics of Jesus The Forms within the Gospels Parables Miracle Stories Pronouncement Stories Other Forms Acts Implications for Interpretation Thinking Vertically The Significance of Pentecost - Acts as Narrative Epistles Implications for Interpretation General Considerations Specific Considerations Distinctives of Hebrews and the General Epistles Individual Forms in the Epistles Creeds and Hymns The Domestic Code Slogans Vice and Virtue Lists Key Theological Questions for the Pauline Epistles Is There a Center of Pauline Theology? ; Is There Development in Paul's Writings? ; Revelation Revelation as an Epistle Revelation as a Prophecy Revelation as Apocalyptic Conclusion

Part V- The Fruits of Interpretation

Chapter 11-Using the Bible Today

To Gain Information and Understanding To Motivate and Enrich Worship To Create Liturgy To Formulate Theology How Biblical and Systematic Theology Differ The Problem of Preunderstanding Must We Choose Between Biblical and Systematic Theology? ; How to Formulate Theology: Key Principles What about Church Tradition? ; To Preach To Teach To Provide Pastoral Care To Promote Spiritual Formation in the Christian Life To Enjoy Its Beauty as Literature Summary

Chapter 12-Application

The Importance of Application Avoiding Mistakes in Application Total Neglect of Any Context Partial Neglect of the Literary or Historical Context of a Passage Insufficiently Analogous Situations A Four-Step Methodology for Legitimate Application Determine the Original Application(s) ; Identify the Cross-Cultural Principles Levels of Authority Find Appropriate Applications that Embody the Broader Principles The Role of the Holy Spirit

Defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretation

Suggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical text

Surveys the literary, cultural, social, and historical issues that impact any text

Evaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretation

Examines the reader's role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its message

Tackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways today

Provides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretation

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