A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules

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Baker Books, Jun 1, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
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In this accessible guide to interpreting the Bible, senior New Testament scholar Robert Stein helps readers identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. This edition has been completely revised throughout to reflect Stein's current thinking and changes to the discipline over the past decade. Students of the Bible will find the book effective in group settings.

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"Stein's work is both a fine introduction to the task of biblical hermeneutics for the novice and an innovative refresher for the veteran teacher or pastor."--Faith & Mission

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User Review  - atdCross - LibraryThing

This is the perfect book for one who is getting familiar with how to better interpret the Bible and avoid misunderstanding that would mislead one to either misapply it's meaning to practical life or ... Read full review

A Must Read and a Must Re-Read.

User Review  - Bro Brandon - Christianbook.com

This is the best book I have ever picked up on Bible interpretation. To be a faithful student of the Word, we need to know how to interpret the Bible, and this is the book for us. Dr. Stein spends ... Read full review


Who Makes Up the Rules?
A Vocabulary
Can Anyone Play This Game?
The Specific Rules
Scripture Index

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About the author (2011)

Robert H. Stein (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary), now retired, most recently served as senior professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Bethel Seminary. A world-renowned scholar of the Synoptic Gospels, he is the author of several books, including Mark in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Studying the Synoptic Gospels, Luke, and Jesus the Messiah.

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