Have you ever read a hermeneutics book that always gave you the rules and principles of Historical-Grammatical Interpretation, but stopped there? They never showed you how you came to those conclusions based on the understanding of the historical context, language, grammatical structure, and broader context of the verse? Here in this article, we will give you a more detailed explanation of how the principles of historical-grammatical interpretation can be applied. We will walk through step-by-step on how the interpreter would use the rules and principles for each verse.
What Is Taking a Bible Verse Out of Context?
The context (the surrounding Bible verses) will enable us to understand what the author meant, not what we think, feel, or believe. The context also runs throughout the Bible, so if our view of a verse is at odds with other Bible verses elsewhere, we must rethink our view, as the Bible does not contradict itself.
SCRIPTURES OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD (1 John 2:2): Some Things in the Bible Are Not So Difficult After All
However, what happens if and when we do commit sin? Have we tried in vain to be holy? Do we start all the way back at the beginning and lose the spiritual ground we’ve gained?
Basic Insights into Biblical Interpretation and Studies
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A Roadmap to Understanding Biblical Interpretation
Many don't know that out of the millions of Christian books, most by far are liberal to moderate. For example, out of the 1,200+ books available on biblical hermeneutics right now, all but about 20 are liberal to moderate.
HOW TO INTERPRET THE BIBLE: Preliminary Consideration
Anybody who wants to study the Bible, either at a personal level or at a more scholarly level, needs to understand that there are certain principles that guide and govern the process. The technical word used to refer to the principles of biblical interpretation is hermeneutics.
APPENDIX 5 How to Interpret the Bible
There are dozens upon dozens of books on how to interpret the Word of God. The intention of this appendix is to give the Christian the basics of the correct way to interpret the Bible. Almost all the books on biblical interpretation are liberal to moderate, that is, follow what is known as the historical-critical method (subjective) instead of the conservative historical-grammatical method of interpretation (objective).
Interpreting the Bible In Its Context
In Josiah’s day, the book of the law was found in the temple, and Josiah’s humble response to its demands changed his generation. Jesus later confronted religious teachers of His day who, for all their attention to the law, had often buried it beneath their religious traditions.
Studying Through the Gospel of Matthew: Chapters 1 – 5
Ancient biographies often opened with the noble background of their subject, background that would shed light on the identity or character of the person about whom they wrote.
INTERPRETING THE BIBLE: Context, Context, Context!
Have you ever been quoted out of context? Sometimes people quote something you said, but by ignoring the context of what you said they can claim that you said something different—sometimes exactly the opposite of what you actually meant! We often make this same mistake with the Bible.