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Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning
Since its publication in 1994, An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics has become a standard text for a generation of students, pastors, and serious lay readers. This second edition has been substantially updated and expanded, allowing the authors to fine-tune and enrich their discussions on fundamental interpretive topics. In addition, four new chapters have been include ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published November 11th 2007 by Zondervan
(first published April 8th 1994)
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The book aims to address key issues related to modern theories, practices, and approaches to biblical hermeneutics such as, to name a few, authorial intent, the proper use of the original languages, how to move from meaning to application, New Testament use of the Old, and how biblical and systematic theology factor into the task of exegesis. Kaiser and Silva are not only brilliant and tenured scholars, they are fine writers. This is a textbook, but the authors evince warmth, clarity, and even h ...more
This is a very god book if we really want to know how we should read the bible by staying on the right track. Interpretation is vey important and it will define our basis for our faith. We really need to understand that we just cannot read the bible just as any other books and interpret the text on the go..
The beginning chapters were really excellent, especially the discussion of language in general. This did not focus in detail on the genres of biblical language as thoroughly as other volumes, but the chapters contributed by Moises Silva were really great. Definitely worth having on your shelves.
Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (PhD, Brandeis University) is president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at Wheaton College. Kaiser is active as a preacher, speaker, researcher, and writer and is the author of more than forty books, including Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament and The M ...moreMore about Walter C. Kaiser Jr....