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

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This completely revised edition helps readers identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life.
ebook, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Baker Academic (first published 1994)
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Радостин Марчев
Стейн е написал доста добро въведение в херменевтиката. Изборът му на материал, който да включи (и по този начин да каже нещо различно от множеството други подобни книги) е интересен и полезен, а анализите му балансирани. Една от най-хубавите черти на книгата е нейната достъпност и яснота, което я прави много лесно разбираема - вкл. по въпроси, които често са обяснявани ненужно сложно (напр. някои елементи на езиковите игри).
Като цяло може би донякъде непълна като съдържание, но все пак широка
Olanma Ogbuehi
Sep 06, 2015 Olanma Ogbuehi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. There were careful definitions given, in the early chapters, explaining the terminology used in Biblical interpretation, which was refreshingly jargon free. I loved the use of review questions at the end of each chapter, but also the habit of the author to preview upcoming content. The book builds well, chapter by chapter, moving through different concepts, whilst continually reminding readers of what they have previously learned.

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Dec 23, 2010 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The strength of Stein's book on hermeneutics is his careful definition of words for the study of the Bible. Students of the Bible often use words like "implication" "interpretation" and "understanding" with less precision than they should. This guide is very helpful in that regard. He also includes chapters on each of the major biblical genres. There are many outstanding books on hermeneutics that are now published, but Stein's Basic Guide will be in that list for many years to come. My one conc ...more
Mar 21, 2011 Bethy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The prof for my recent Intro to Biblical Interpretation class assigned most of this book for reading - I'll have to go back and read the chapter or two that he didn't assign, but for purposes here, I've put it in the "read" category. It was ok. Right now, not having read anything else on the subject, I'm not sure I would stop here, or even recommend that someone start here if they wanted material on interpretation. Two books that have been recommended to me for further study are Robert Plummer's ...more
Brandon Current
Jul 15, 2015 Brandon Current rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read and Keep as Resource. Stein sets the need for instruction about interpreting the Bible well at the beginning of the book. He then helpfully creates a standard set of vocal so that we are all talking about the same thing. The rest of the book looks at individual genres and teaches what must be considered in each kind to understand the author's meaning. Application comes from the implications of the author's meaning once found.
Aug 17, 2016 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good explanation of many of the genres found in the Bible and the rules for interpreting passages of Scripture in accordance with their respective genres. The first chapter has an excellent overview of philosophies of literary interpretation in general.
Jeff Elliott
I read chapter 1-3, 8-9, 11 and 13 for a class on OT interpretation. This was an easily understandable, easy to read, thorough (perhaps a little too lengthy in the early chapters).
Sydney Herron
Jun 13, 2016 Sydney Herron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read, thorough, and understandable resource on hermeneutics. Stein carefully defines many key terms in order to ensure the reader has a clear understanding.
High Pointe Baptist Church
A solid mid-level introduction to the difficult but do-able work of understanding what the Bible means and how it applies today
Nathan Newcomer
May 17, 2014 Nathan Newcomer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stein lays out an easy to read and understandable book on the oft-confused and misunderstood topic of hermeneutics.
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