Inductive Bible study is a practical, relevant, and time-tested approach to interpreting Scripture. This volume incorporates insights from contemporary evangelical hermeneutics into an approachable, step-by-step process moving from observation through interpretation and on to the application of God’s Word. Each step is viewed through the lenses of the hermeneutical triad, exploring the historical, literary, and theological elements that impact how one observes, interprets, and applies the Bible. Chapter by chapter, Inductive Bible Study explores a broad representation of biblical texts as it illustrates the steps of inductive methodology across the literary landscape of Scripture. Important features of the book include comparing translations, asking the right questions of the text, basic discourse analysis, considering various facets of context, the study of words and phrases, interpretive and thematic correlation, evaluating relevance and determining legitimacy in application, the role of the Holy Spirit in appropriating Scripture, and doing theology as the outflow of inductive Bible study.
“late New Testament manuscripts yet is represented in the Textus Receptus. Therefore the phrase is included in” (source)
“1. Allow your observations to be a springboard for your interpretive questions.” (source)
“Hermeneutics, in its most basic form, is the science and art of Bible interpretation.” (source)
“6. Allow your knowledge of biblical and theological issues to influence you in the question-asking process.” (source)
“2. When asking interpretive questions, don’t limit yourself to general issues of content.” (source)
It is exciting to see this work that blends the inductive method with the historical disciplines. . . . Our deep thanks are due Kӧstenberger and Fuhr for this invaluable resource for quality Bible study.
—Grant R. Osborne, professor emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
I know of no other book that covers such a wide range of issues with such user-friendly expertise and wise simplicity. Read it to (re)kindle excitement about mining Scripture’s inexhaustible riches!
—Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
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