Knowing Scripture

ISBN-10: 083083723X
ISBN-13: 9780830837236
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
Authors: R. C. Sproul
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Description: In this revised edition of his classic, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. He lays the groundwork by discussing why we should study the Bible and how our own personal study relates to interpretation.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 3/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

In this revised edition of his classic, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. He lays the groundwork by discussing why we should study the Bible and how our own personal study relates to interpretation.

Foreword
Preface
Why Study the Bible
Two Myths
The Clarity of Scripture
The Problem of Motivation
The Biblical Basis for Bible Study
The Bible as Revelation
Theory and Practice
The Sensuous Christian
A Matter of Duty
Personal Bible Study and Private Interpretation
Martin Luther and Private Interpretation
Objectivity and Subjectivity
The Role of the Teacher
Hermeneutics: The Science of Interpretation
The Analogy of Faith
Interpreting the Bible Literally
Literal Interpretation and Genre Analysis
The Problem of Metaphor
The Medieval Quadriga
The Grammatical-Historical Method
Source Criticism
Authorship and Dating
Grammatical Errors
Practical Rules for Biblical Interpretation
Read the Bible Like Any Other Book
Read the Bible Existentially
Interpret the Historical Narratives by the Didactic
Interpret the Implicit by the Explicit
Determine Carefully the Meaning of Words
Note the Presence of Parallelisms
Note the Difference Between Proverb and Law
Observe the Difference Between the Spirit and the Letter of the Law
Be Careful with Parables
Be Careful with Predictive Prophecy
Interpret the Bible with a Spirit of Humility
Culture and the Bible
Cultural Conditioning and the Bible
Cultural Conditioning and the Reader
Principle and Custom
Practical Guidelines
Practical Tools for Bible Study
Bible Translations
Study Bibles
The King James Version
Commentaries
Concordances, Bible Dictionaries and Atlases
Word Studies
Foreign Translations
What About Greek and Hebrew?
Bible Software
Bible Reading Program for Beginners
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary

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