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Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation seeks to identify and clarify the basic problems of interpretation that affect our reading of the Bible today. This unique volume provides a comprehensive and systematic coverage of the field of general hermeneutics. Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation examines the impact of specific academic disciplines on the interpretation of the Bible. Previously published as separate volumes, its various sections explore the interface between hermeneutics and literary criticism, linguistics, history, science, and theology.


  • Has the Church Misread the Bible?, by Moises Silva
  • Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation, by Tremper Longman III
  • God, Language, and Scripture, by Moises Silva
  • The Art of Biblical History, by V. Philips Long
  • Science and Hermeneutics, by Vern S. Poythress
  • The Study of Theology, by Richard A. Muller.

Praise for the Print Edition

It leads students from the most fundamental building blocks of interpretation (including skills that most beginning students lack) through all the essential processes.

—Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation
  • Editor: Moisés Silva
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 690

About Moisés Silva

Moisés Silva taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of eight books, and the revising editor of the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.

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