What is the impact of certain pre-understandings on any attempt to articulate sound biblical ethics? Socio-cultural conditioned ideas have an enormous influence on how ethics are formulated. This essay wants to explore this hermeneutical reality. The essay promotes awareness of cultural conditioning and cultural varieties.
In this article the author responds to the Conference on Gender-Related Language in Scripture where the participants drafted a series of guidelines on gender-related language in Bible translation. This paper is an examination and critique of these guidelines. The author argues that these guidelines are linguistically and hermeneutically incomplete and misleading.
What form or method of interpretation is to be preferred above the next? Numerous frameworks have been used to interpret Scripture. We need to understand all the approaches that have been used so that we can make an informed choice. This article reflects on the metaphysics of these choices made in biblical studies and hermeneutics.