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Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing By the Rules (2nd Edition)

Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing By the Rules (2nd Edition)

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In this accessible guide to interpreting the Bible, senior New Testament scholar Robert Stein helps readers identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. This edition has been completely revised throughout to reflect Stein's current thinking and changes to the discipline over the past decade. Students of the Bible will find the book effective in group settings.

^ ^"Bob Stein is a wise and seasoned interpreter of Scripture, and these qualities are on full display in this wonderfully practical book on how to interpret the Bible. Readers will find here a sound hermeneutical approach that is applied to a variety of genres in the Scriptures. This is an ideal book both for university and seminary courses and for laypersons who desire a guide to understanding the Scriptures."
--Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of Biblical Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
-Publisher.

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About "Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing By the Rules (2nd Edition)"

In this accessible guide to interpreting the Bible, senior New Testament scholar Robert Stein helps readers identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. This edition has been completely revised throughout to reflect Stein's current thinking and changes to the discipline over the past decade. Students of the Bible will find the book effective in group settings.

^ ^"Bob Stein is a wise and seasoned interpreter of Scripture, and these qualities are on full display in this wonderfully practical book on how to interpret the Bible. Readers will find here a sound hermeneutical approach that is applied to a variety of genres in the Scriptures. This is an ideal book both for university and seminary courses and for laypersons who desire a guide to understanding the Scriptures."
--Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of Biblical Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
-Publisher.


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This accessible guide to interpreting the Bible helps students identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. The second edition has been completely revised throughout. "Bob Stein is a wise and seasoned interpreter of Scripture, and these qualities are on full display in this wonderfully practical book on how to interpret the Bible. Readers will find here a sound hermeneutical approach that is applied to a variety of genres in the Scriptures. This is an ideal book both for university and seminary courses and for laypersons who desire a guide to understanding the Scriptures."-- Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of Biblical Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary "In lucid and engaging style, Robert Stein explores an author-centered hermeneutic for biblical interpretation. The reader benefits from clear definitions of key concepts and creative examples of these concepts in action, as well as exercises that can be used to augment the learning process. An accessible introduction to a complex topic."-- Jeannine K. Brown, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary Praise for the first edition "The book is highly readable (no mean feat these days) and very suitable for use in colleges and congregational adult education; one might even consider using it as a supplemental text in a seminary course."-- Rich Erickson, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society "Stein's work is both a fine introduction to the task of biblical hermeneutics for the novice and an innovative refresher for the veteran teacher or pastor."-- Jeffrey T. Riddle, Faith & Mission "Stein has provided a very useful guide to biblical interpretation. While written for people first learning to study the Bible, it contains a wealth of information for more advanced students."-- D nal O'Math na, Ashland Theological Journal
- Publisher

In this accessible guide to interpreting the Bible, senior New Testament scholar Robert Stein helps readers identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. This edition has been completely revised throughout to reflect Stein's current thinking and changes to the discipline over the past decade. Students of the Bible will find the book effective in group settings.

Praise for the first edition

"Stein's work is both a fine introduction to the task of biblical hermeneutics for the novice and an innovative refresher for the veteran teacher or pastor."--Faith & Mission

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Robert H Stein

Robert H. Stein (PhD.,Princeton Theological Seminary) is senior professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus, The Method and Message of Jesus' Teachings, Difficult Passages in the New Testament, Luke (New American Commentary), A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible, Studying the Synoptic Gospels: Origin and Interpretation and The Synoptic Problem: An Introduction. His most recent publication is Mark (Baker Exegetical Commentary Series).

Table Of Contents

  • Preface To The Second Edition
    preface To The First Edition
    introduction
    part 1: The General Rules Of Interpretation
    1. Who Makes Up The Rules? An Introduction To Hermeneutics
    2. Defining The Rules: A Vocabulary For Interpretation
    3. Can Anyone Play This Game? The Spirit And Biblical Interpretation
    4. Different Games In The Same Book: Different Forms Of Scripture
    part 2: The Specific Rules For The Individual Games
    5. The Game Of Stories: Biblical Narrative
    6. The Game Of Rules: Covenants And Laws
    7. The Game Of Rhythm: Poetry
    8. The Game Of Songs: Psalms
    9. The Game Of Wisdom: Proverbs
    10. The Game Of Prediction: Prophecy
    11. The Game Of Jargon: Idioms
    12. The Game Of Comparison: Parables
    13. The Game Of Exaggeration: Overstatement And Hyperbole
    14. The Game Of Correspondence: Epistles And Letters
    appendixes
    glossary
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 316208
  • Product Code 9780801033735
  • ISBN 080103373X
  • EAN 9780801033735
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jun 2011
  • Sales Rank #55192
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.335kg

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