Interpreting Scripture: PART 1
It takes a lot more than a quick read and a prayer to interpret the Bible. Obviously, the Holy Spirit and reading of scripture play an important role in our ability to understand the scriptures, but Bible study is also hard work. Please join me as we discuss the importance of putting in hard work and critical thought when studying your Bible utilizing the first chapter in Dr. Michael Heiser’s book, The Bible Unfiltered, as a primer for the discussion.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO
Michael S. Heiser, The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms (2017).
D. A. Carson, Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd ed. (1996).
Anthony Delgado, Hermeneutics Are like Belly Buttons (2012).
Exegesis→Reads God’s intended meaning out of the text.
Eisegesis→Reads man’s cultural, historical and literary presuppositions into the text. (I see Jesus the way I want to see him.)
Hermeneutics→The set of principles that guide us to exegete the text and prevent us from eisegeting the text.
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