Understanding the Bible: A Guide to Reading and Enjoying Scripture

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Kregel Publications, 2013 - Religion - 96 pages
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Understanding the Bible will help anyone learn how to interpret the Bible for themselves. The Bible covers a variety of genres and was written a long time ago, so being aware of solid principles of interpretation is important in order to understand the Bible properly. Plummer walks the reader through improving interpretation skills, using books and tools for interpretation, and determining the meaning of a biblical text.

 

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User Review  - RonStarcher - LibraryThing

Understanding the Bible is as the subtitle explains: a guide to understanding Scripture. This is not a comprehensive work on hermeneutics but it provides enough information to cause the would-be Bible ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ron_Gilbert - LibraryThing

What a great privilege and responsibility we have to teach: our children, our students, our neighbor. Plummer provides us with a wonderfully concise read that will enable us to teach the Bible well by ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
The Importance of Biblical Interpretation
9
General Principles for Interpreting the Bible
17
Improving as an Interpreter of the Bible
33
Helpful Books and Tools for Interpreting the Bible
45
Determining the Meaning of a Biblical Text
57
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Interpreting the Bible
73
The Overarching Message of the Bible
83
Select Bibliography
95
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Robert L. Plummer (PhD) is associate professor of new Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A Bible scholar with a missionary heart, he wrote Paul's Understanding of the Church's Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? and his articles have appeared in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theologcal Society, New Holman Bible Dictionary, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and other publications. He is a member of the evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.

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