Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics

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Harper Collins, Oct 5, 1960 - Religion - 128 pages
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Biblical hermeneutics is the science of interpreting the Bible. The aim of this book is to explain and illustrate the various principles of Bible interpretation that must be followed if one is to understand the teachings of God's Word correctly. Such a study is pivotal to anyone who studies the Bible. Unless consistent principles of interpreting its passages are followed the truth of God becomes blurred and confused. Determining what the Bible means must precede all application of its words to the lives of its readers and hearers. Dr. S. Franklin Logsdon, Bible teacher and evangelist, says of this book: "These principles of Bible study by Dr. J. Edwin Hartill have been tested and proved in his own personal teaching for many years. They are succinct, pointed, practical, original, understandable -- simple keys to unlock the storehouse of Scripture to things both old and new. This publication makes a distinct contribution to Bible lovers in their search for increased knowledge of divine truth. It is a privilege and an honor to commend it to God's people." Using a graphic combination of text, charts, and outlines, Dr. Hartill states, "I trust that as you study these principles, your understanding of the Word and your love for its truth may deepen, so that you may more ably pass it on to others." Included are chapters on: - The Dispensational Principle - The Covenantal Principle - The Ethnic Division Principle - The Discrimination Principle - The Predictive Principle - The Application Principle - The Typical Principle - The Principle of Human Willingness in Illumination - The First Mention Principle - The Progressive Mention Principle - The Full Mention Principle - The Context Principle - The Agreement Principle - The Direct Statement Principle - The Gap Principle - The Three-fold Principle - The Election Principle - The Repetition Principle - The Synthetic Principle - The Principle of Illustrative Mention - The Double Reference Principle - The Christo-Centric Principle - The Numerical Principle
 

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User Review  - Mia Davis - Christianbook.com

Great book. Excellent study material. Taking a class on Hermeneutics and my studying of scripture and understanding of the various ways in which God has dealt with, and is dealing with man has greatly increased. Read full review

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Having been an actual student of Dr. Hartills's and having had him as a personal friend and counselor, Class of 83. I can speak with authority, that this work was done with great care and by the Holy Spirit's hand in it. These principles are key in any Christian's life. Without integrating them into your study life there will be many oportunities for our great advisary "the devil" to decieve the begining Bible student with the greatest Lie that has ever been told. Using the first mention principle you will find it in Genesis Chapter 3:1 " hath God said" The greatest and most deadly convolution of truth known to man. And it is still used today in regard to interpretation of God's Holy Word! Dr. Hartill's book will help the Bible student to overcome this great lie. To put into practicle use what the Apostle Paul instructed every believer to do, "2 Timothy 2:15". I have been a student of the Bible for over 40 years and can assure you that the Word of God will come alive using what God has given in these principles. I would encourage and challange any and all to put these principles into practice while doing Bible study. You may just discover that they really do work!  

Contents

Gamma PAGE The Bible and the Bible Student
7
The Dispensational Principle
13
The Covenantal Principle
19
The Ethnic Division Principle
26
The Discrimination Principle
30
The Predictive Principle
37
The Application Principle
44
The Typical Principle
48
The Agreement Principle
84
The Direct Statement Principle
89
The Cap Principle
92
The Threefold Principle
93
The Election Principle
94
The Repetition Principle
95
The Synthetic Principle
101
The Principle of Illustrative Mention
104

The Principle of Human Willingness in Illumination
68
The First Mention Principle
70
The Progressive Mention Principle
73
The Full Mention Principle
76
The Context Principle
79
The Double Reference Principle
105
The ChristoCentric Principle
106
24 The Numerical Principle
109
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J. Edwin Hartill was professor of Bible at Northwestern College for almost four decades, from 1944 until his death in 1981. Over the years he taught Doctrine, Old and New Testament Survey, Biblical Hermeneutics, Pre- and Post-Exile Prophets, Minor Prophets, Daniel, Revelation and many other book studies. Dr. Hartill was the host of 'Bible Nuggets' which aired for 32 years on Northwestern Radio and other stations around the country. He also spoke at summer conferences and ministered throughout the United States.

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