This article discusses some principles on how to interpret the Bible. It calls for being aware of historical or cultural background matters, attentiveness to context, and reading the Bible with other believers.
It is important to acknowledge the literary features of Scripture for a good understanding. This article argues that too often biblical scholarship has ignored its literary character in exegesis. The authors want to illustrate how consideration of the literary character of a book can solve difficult exegetical problems, and illustrate this from their exegesis of Nahum.
This article looks at the relationship between logic and Scripture. Specifically, it shows the role of logic in reading and interpreting Scripture.
Every Christian has the desire to apply God's Word to his life. There is one rule that we all need to obey for the application of Scripture: what did it mean for the original audience? The article explains why this is important.
This document contains course material used as an introduction to the methods and tools for New Testament exegesis. It introduces students to a number of hermeneutical issues related to interpreting the New Testament. The focus of this course is on the basic steps in the exegesis of the New Testament.
The Introduction encourages readers to think about the nature and value of biblical exposition. It provides answers to three basic questions about biblical exposition: What?, Why?, and Where?
This article works with the assumption that there is a structure in Matthew's composition. It further emphasizes that discerning the overall literary structure involves identifying smaller literary components that make up larger sections of the Gospel and give them their overall themes. McClister wants to examine Matthew 17:22-Matthew 20:19 as such a unit to determine the meaning of the text.
What is discourse analysis and what is its relevance for New Testament exegesis? Reed wants to define the most important characteristics of discourse analysis based on the writings of its leading linguistic proponents, and he sets forth a research agenda for future applications of discourse analysis to the New Testament.
No outline can ever be a substitute for the reading of the Gospel of Mark. At most, it is an attempt to offer guidance about the significant divisions, turning points, interconnections, and developments in the narrative/story. Williams argues in this article for an overall outline or map of Mark’s Gospel. He wants to takes seriously the narrative shape of Mark.
This article wants to test the text-critical convention of preferring shorter text readings above the longer by investigating the textual witness of Ezekiel 1.
Hamilton argues that the centre in Biblical Theology is God, who is both merciful and just. The central theme of Scripture, according to Hamilton, is the glory of God in salvation through judgment. In Chapter 1 he first considers whether there is a centre in Scripture that holds everything in Scripture together.