Saturday, 24 November 2007

Presuppositions for Biblical Interpretation and the Meaning of the Term Exegesis

Definition: A Bible study process to determine the author's intended meaning to his original audience.

  1. The process includes doing word studies, context studies (phrase, sentence, paragraph, chapter, section, book, corpus, testament), historical and sociological studies, etc.

    "What the text meant to them back then."
  2. Exegesis must precede application to our modern situation:
"Making what the text meant to them back then relevant to us today."

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