For the Love of God's Word
An introduction to a clear method of biblical interpretation "For the Love of God's Word" is an abridged, less technical version of Kostenberger and Patterson's acclaimed "Invitation to Biblical Interpretation." Students, teachers, and pastors alike will find this introduction to...
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An introduction to a clear method of biblical interpretation
"For the Love of God's Word" is an abridged, less technical version of Kostenberger and Patterson's acclaimed "Invitation to Biblical Interpretation." Students, teachers, and pastors alike will find this introduction to biblical hermeneutics to be an accessible resource with both breadth and substance.
Built on the premise that every passage requires careful scrutiny of its historical setting, literary dimension, and theological message, this volume teaches a simple threefold method that is applicable to every passage of Scripture regardless of genre. In addition, the book sets forth specific strategies for interpreting the various genres of Scripture, from poetry to epistle to prophecy. A final chapter is devoted to helpful Bible study resources that will equip the reader to apply Scripture to life.
This book will serve as a standard text for interpreting Scripture that is both academically responsible and accessible for pastors, teachers, and college students. This volume will enable students of Scripture to grow in love for God's Word as they grow in the disciplines of study and discernment.
Richard D. Patterson (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is distinguished professor emeritus, Liberty University. He has been involved in twelve different Bible projects either as a translator, peer reviewer, or contributor. He has written well over 100 articles for major publishers and periodicals, and has served as associate editor of Zondervan's New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. He is currently authoring Joel and Kings (with Hermann Austel) for the second edition of the Expositor's Bible Commentary series. He and his wife, Anna, live in Simpsonvil