A vital Bible resource used in classrooms and churches worldwide now revised and updated.
40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible, now in a revised second edition, probes the most pressing problems encountered by churchgoers and beginning Bible students when they try to read and understand the Bible. Using feedback received from pastors, professors, and Bible teachers, New Testament professor Robert L. Plummer includes updated information about Bible translations, biblical interpretation, and Bible study technology and streamlines previous portions to make room for a handful of new issues.
This second edition, updated regarding Bible translations, biblical interpretation trends, and Bible-related technology, will continue to serve professors, pastors, and Bible study leaders as a go-to guide or textbook. New Testament scholar Robert L. Plummer covers historical, interpretive, practical, and theological matters such as:
40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible provides crucial assistance for students ready to engage with biblical scholarship and for teachers eager to lead Bible studies with confidence.
“The Bible is not a philosophy textbook to be debated; it is a revelation from God to be believed and obeyed. As” (Page 111)
“Inerrancy is not invalidated by colloquial or nonstandard grammar or spelling.” (Page 50)
“The King James Version (kjv) is not highly recommended because it is not based on the best manuscripts and because seventeenth-century English is hard for most modern people to understand.” (Page 83)
“Verse divisions in our modern English Old Testament are based on the versification standardized by the Ben Asher family (Jewish scribes) around a.d. 900.” (Page 32)
“To claim the Scriptures as infallible is to assert that they are error-free in matters of theology or faith” (Page 44)
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.