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History of Biblical Interpretation

William Yarchin

History of Biblical Interpretation

William Yarchin

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This collection of classic essays explores major developments and principal approaches to interpreting the Bible from Greco-Roman times through the present.

- Publisher What questions do interpreters ask of Scripture and how have those questions changed over time? History of Biblical Interpretation starts at 150 BCE and moves to the present in exploring the major developments and principal approaches to interpreting the Bible. Thirty-four chapters survey the most significant methods and provide introductions to the prominent people who exemplify them. Each chapter also presents an original document that demonstrates this person's interpretational approach and includes a reference bibliography for further reading. Whether used as a textbook or in individual study, this excellent introduction to the history of biblical interpretation will open new doors for students of the Bible, theology, and church history.

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About "History of Biblical Interpretation"

This collection of classic essays explores major developments and principal approaches to interpreting the Bible from Greco-Roman times through the present.
- Publisher

What questions do interpreters ask of Scripture and how have those questions changed over time? History of Biblical Interpretation starts at 150 BCE and moves to the present in exploring the major developments and principal approaches to interpreting the Bible. Thirty-four chapters survey the most significant methods and provide introductions to the prominent people who exemplify them. Each chapter also presents an original document that demonstrates this person's interpretational approach and includes a reference bibliography for further reading. Whether used as a textbook or in individual study, this excellent introduction to the history of biblical interpretation will open new doors for students of the Bible, theology, and church history.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

William Yarchin

William Yarchin, Ph.D., an APU faculty member since 1993, is an associate dean for the Division of Religion and Philosophy for the School of Theology. He teaches courses in Biblical Exegesis and Interpretation. Yarchin's scholarly interests revolve around the intersection of science and religion and the history of biblical interpretation. Lecturing on these topics have taken him to Canada, Israel, and Sicily. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association, Yarchin recently published a book on the history of Biblical Interpretation. Prior to teaching at APU, Yarchin served as director of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center in Claremont, California.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The History Of Biblical Interpretation
    part One: Prerabbinic Jewish Interpretation (150 B.c.e.-70 C.e.)
    1. Ancient Greek Translation Of Hebrew Scriptures: The Aristeas Legend
    2. Biblical Commentary In The Dead Sea Scrolls
    3. Philosophical Allegory: Philo Of Alexandria
    part Two: Patristic Interpretation And Its Legacy (150-1500 C.e.)
    4. Christian Fulfillment Of Prophecy: Justin Martyr
    5. Penetrating The Inner Meaning Of Scripture: Origen
    6. Principles For Typological Interpretation: Tyconius
    7. Figurative, Literal, And Christian Meanings From Scripture: Augustine
    8. Anchoring The Text In History: Early Syrian Biblical Interpretation: Theodore Of Mopsuestia And Theodoret Of Cyrus
    9. Spiritual Application Of The Bible: Gregory The Great
    10. How Can A Text Bear Multiple Meanings? Thomas Aquinas
    11. Medieval Recognition Of The Literal Sense: Nicholas Of Lyra And The glossa Ordinaria On Psalm 23
    part Three: Rabbinic Interpretation And Its Legacy (150-1500 C.e.)
    12. An Overview Of The Classical Jewish Interpretive Tradition
    13. Halakic Interpretation Of The Scriptures: Sabbath Law In Exodus 31:12-17; The mekilta Of Rabbi Ishmael; The Palestinian Talmud, Tractate yoma 8.3-5; Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaqi (rashi); Rabbi Moses Ben Nahman (ramban, Nahmanides)
    14. Haggadic Interpretation Of The Scriptures: Psalm 23 In The yalqut Shim'oni
    15. Systematically Philosophical Jewish Exegesis: Sa'adia Ben Joseph
    part Four: Modern Interpretation (1500-present)
    16. Renaissance Scholarship: Psalm 23 In critici Sacri
    17. Allegory, Authorial Intent, And Christian Doctrine: John Calvin
    18. Enlightenment Rationality For Understanding Scripture: Baruch Spinoza
    19. Renewing The Jewish Past To Engage With The Present: Moses Mendelssohn
    20. Historical Criticism Rigorously Applied To The Gospels: David Friedrich Strauss
    21. Recognizing Genres In Scripture: Hermann Gunkel
    22. Searching For The Origins Of The Jesus Tradition: Rudolph Bultmann
    23. Archaeology And Biblical Interpretation: William F. Albright
    24. Disconnection Between Ancient And Modern Worldviews: Langdon Gilkey
    25. Salvation History And Modern Historiography: Christian Hartlich
    part Five: Late Modern Interpretation (1970-present)
    26. Canonical Interpretation: Brevard Childs
    27. The Wisdom Of The Fathers: David C. Steinmetz
    28. Jews, Christians, And Theological Interpretation Of The Bible: Jon Levenson
    29. The Illusion Of Objective Biblical Interpretation: Walter Wink
    30. Rhetorical Interpretation Of The Bible's Literature: Phyllis Trible
    31. Nonobjective Validity In Literary Biblical Interpretation: Edgar V. Mcknight
    32. Unmasking Ideologies In Biblical Interpretation: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
    33. Biblical Rhetoric And Revelation: Dale Patrick
    34. The Multiple Voices Of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation: Fernando F. Segovia
    timelines
    indexes

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 333913
  • Product Code 9780801039805
  • ISBN 0801039800
  • EAN 9780801039805
  • Pages 474
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Apr 2011
  • Sales Rank #55507
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.759kg

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