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Basic Bible Interpretation

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  144 ratings  ·  14 reviews

Can the Bible really be understood?
Are Old Testament prophecies relevant for today?
How can I understand the symbolism of the Book of Revelation?
What is the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament?

Why study Bible interpretation? Dr. Roy Zuck points out that it is essential for understanding and teaching the Bible properly, essen
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 15th 2002 by David C. Cook (first published January 2002)
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Stephen Willcox
Some of the book was very helpful in introducing very basic rules of interpretation. Zuck argues for what is commonly known as the Literal Historical Grammitcal Hermenteutic (LHGH). The reason I didn't rate it higher is his poor presentation and critique of the reformed system. Zuck pretends that Dispensationalist invented the LHGH while completely ignoring the fact that the Reformers were the founder of this hermeneutic as a result of Sola Scriptura. Labeling all reformed people as not seeking ...more
Luis Branco
It is a fantastic book about hermeneutic. I was trying to read it for quite some time and finally got it!
Feb 18, 2008 Stevie marked it as to-read
Contribution: Dr. Zuck is a professor emeritus from Dallas Seminary. In his book he gives a brief, historical overview of biblical interpretation in the church and gives an honest evaluation of them as well. He then gives you an overview of the method he teaches, gives an overview of genre in the Bible, and then delivers great principles to use in studying each type of genre. He gives plenty of examples in his book as well as exercises to work on in order to get a handle on the methods he propos ...more
Jimmy Reagan
More focused and to the point than many, yet it contains sufficient depth. Dr. Tim Jayne, who has taught the Bible for many years, actually gave this book when he was telling me that it was most effective for students to his mind. Mr. Zuck is a solid teacher from Dallas Theological Seminary. Although he finds dispensationalism in every shadow, I highly recommend this title for the real help it gives.
Javier Caballero
This work is a textbook for an introductory class on the subject. It is not really conversational. It is saturated with facts and helpful information for someone who wants to review or gain more understanding about the rules of language and how they apply to Scripture. It contains helpful exercises to help the reader evaluate how well they are absorbing the information.
Steven van Doorn
I highly recommend this book. It clearly yet reverently lays out principles of biblical interpretation. I think it's an important book for any Christian to read, because I have found that lots of people don't study the Bible logically. They believe that it means what they feel it means rather than what the text actually states.
have you read plato's allegory of the den ever?
that's sort of how i feel about this book.

you see so many possibilities, so many warnings, it reminds you that there is so much to glean, and so much room for mistakes when you lean on your own understanding.

oy oy !
Danny Bennett
Started off well with a discussion of different methods of interpretation. Got really dry for the rest of the book. However, he ended on a positive note speaking about the importance of the Holy Spirit in interpretatiion.
Doni Siswanto
Sep 25, 2007 Doni Siswanto rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: help us in approaching the Bible
It is helping me to understand more on how to apporach the Bible carefuly, and sensitively thorugh the work of Holy Spirit.
Eric Durso
Would be good for a group of hungry Bible students to read through once.
Kevin Hill
Outstanding handling of the subject of Hermeneutics!
A must-read, staple and classic in biblical hermeneutics.
Very good, simple, explicit book.
Oct 16, 2012 Castrobabble marked it as to-read
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Roy B. Zuck (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary where has been teaching for the past 23 years. He has also served as vice president for Academic Affairs and academic dean. Dr. Zuck's ministry is noted for clear exposition of Scripture with emphasis on application of the Bible to life. He is the author or editor of more ...more
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