Materials: Bible

Hermeneutical Guidelines for Dealing with Theological Questions

This article deals with various questions people may ask that require different approaches to answering. It deals especially with the issue of how to deal with questions that are not directly addressed in Scripture.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Hermeneutics and Scripture in the Twenty-First Century

 The “Methods of Bible Study” document voted by the 1986 Annual Council, which affirms Scripture’s divine inspiration and authority, as well as how to study the Bible, is explained and contrasted with more recent critical approaches to biblical interpretation. The role of culture is also addressed.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

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

Homosexuality in 1 Corinthians 6?

1 Corinthians 6:9 contains some peculiar words. Does the text refer to homosexual practice as some translations suggest? What would be the implications?

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Hosea 1:2

Why did God order Hosea to marry a prostitute?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

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

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