Jeannine Brown, a seasoned teacher of biblical interpretation, believes that communication is at the heart of what happens when we open the Bible. We are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. In this guide to the theory and practice of biblical hermeneutics, Brown emphasizes the communicative nature of Scripture, proposing a communication model as an effective approach to interpreting the Bible. The new edition of this successful textbook has been revised and updated to interact with recent advances in interpretive theory and practice.
“meaning is of the author, inscribed in the text, and addressed to the intended audience for purposes of engagement.” (Page 12)
“Yet I would suggest that we can hold two truths in tension: (1) the significant distance of the social world of the Bible from our world, and (2) the nearness and relevance of the Scriptures to our lives and needs.” (Page 15)
“Scripture’s meaning can be understood as the communicative act of the author that has been inscribed in the text and addressed to the intended audience for purposes of engagement.” (Page 4)
“Exegesis is the task of carefully studying the Bible in order to determine as best as we can the author’s meaning in the original context of writing.” (Page 12)
“Contextualization is the task of bringing a biblical author’s meaning to bear in other times and cultures.” (Page 15)
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