Basic Bible Interpretation : A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth

ISBN-10: 0896938190
ISBN-13: 9780896938199
Edition: 1st
Authors: Roy B. Zuck
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Description: "BASIC BIBLE INTERPRETATIONCan the Bible really be understood?Are Old Testament prophecies relevant for today?How can I understand the symbolism of the Book of Revelation?What is the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament?Why study  More...

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List price: $24.99
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Cook Publishing Company, David C.
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 325
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Weight: 0.110
Language: English

"BASIC BIBLE INTERPRETATIONCan the Bible really be understood?Are Old Testament prophecies relevant for today?How can I understand the symbolism of the Book of Revelation?What is the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament?Why study Bible interpretation? Dr. Roy Zuck points out that it is essential for understanding and teaching the Bible properly, essential as a step beyond observation, and essential for applying the Bible correctly.He discusses the challenges of Bible interpretation, considers the problems of Bible interpretation, explores the history of Bible interpretation, and defines key terms--all in a practical, down-to-earth way.Though Dr. Zuck's many years of teaching and scholarship are evident in this book, he has written in language understandable to all who are serious about bible study and who want to know better what Scripture means.Basic Bible Interpretation lives up to its title. It deals with the basics and doesn't confuse the reader with extraneous material. It focuses on the bible as the Word of God and handles that Word with "reverence and godly fear." It tells us how to interpret this marvelous Book, and even gives the reader opportunity to put the principles into practice. In every way, this book is a practical tool for the serious student who wants to study the Bible and apply its truths.Warren W. WiersbeAuthor, Conference SpeakerHaving taught and written in the area of hermeneutics for almost thirty years, I am convinced that there is no more important course in the seminary curriculum for training in the scriptures. As Roy Zuck has so ably demonstrated, we cannot know the message of the bible for today until we know its meaning.Dr. Zuck's work is intensely biblical and comprehensive but at the same time it is simple and uncomplicated. This is a book we have needed for many years and I praise the Lord that it is now available.Earl D. RadmacherChancellor, Professor of Systematic TheologyWestern SeminaryAt last! A book on hermeneutics you can understand. Dr. Zuck has drawn heavily on his many years of teaching in the seminary classroom to present an excellent treatise on biblical interpretation. While this book will be well received in the classroom, it is one that I will be wholeheartedly recommending to my congregation. While the scholarship is clearly present, it is nevertheless most readable and understandable by the average layperson. This book will make a valuable contribution to your ability to comprehend the Scriptures.Louis A. BarbieriSenior PastorDes Plaines Bible ChurchDes Plaines, Illinois

Forewordp. 7
The What and Why of Bible Interpretationp. 9
Bible Interpretation--Then and Nowp. 27
Whose View Is Valid?p. 59
Bridging the Cultural Gapp. 76
Bridging the Grammatical Gapp. 98
Bridging the Literary Gapp. 123
Figures of Speechp. 143
Testing the Types and Sensing the Symbolsp. 169
Probing the Parables and Analyzing the Allegoriesp. 194
Interpreting Prophecyp. 227
The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testamentp. 250
Applying God's Word Todayp. 279
Notesp. 293
Answers to Exercisesp. 302
Person Indexp. 305
Scripture Indexp. 307
Subject Indexp. 319
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