Materials: Interpretation-Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics Today

Hermeneutics is the discipline in theology that deals with the science of interpretation. The discipline itself, however, has attracted different approaches throughout Christian history. This article provides a brief overview of the history of hermeneutics, and examines the basic principles and assumptions that have influenced the different approaches to the discipline.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

Historical Criticism

This article sketches the beginnings of Historical Criticism and its impact on the interpretation of the Bible.

Author: 
E. Edward Zinke

How Many is Too Many?

Why did the kings of Israel have so many wives?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

Interpreting Scripture According to the Scriptures: Toward an Understanding of Seventh-day Adventist Hermeneutics

A discussion on Adventist biblical interpretation presented to a group of catholic theologians.

Author: 
Richard M. Davidson

Irony in Scripture

Rhetorical features such as irony, sarcasm, and hyperbole are used in modern languages but also in Scripture. Recognizing them helps us to better understand the Bible.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Is Mary Magdalene the sister of Martha?

Is Mary, the sister of Martha, the same as Mary Magdalene?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Is Scripture Historically Conditioned?

Historical-conditioning is a phrase that does not adequately express the manner in which Scripture came into being. A more accurate description will be to say that Scripture is historically constituted.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

Methods of Bible Study

The document voted by the Annual Council in Rio de Janeiro.

Author: 
General conference Committee Annual Council

Powerful, Easty-to-Use Bible Software

Use of Accordance Bible software (now available in both Mac and Windows versions) is reviewed and explained, including basic and advanced searches, tagged texts and tools, and scholarly packages that were available up to 2011.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

Scripture and the Paradox

Scripture contains paradox statements which sometimes seem to stand in a tension to each other. How do we deal with biblical paradoxes?

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

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