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40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible
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40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible


Kregel 2010

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Robert L. Plummer tackles major questions students, pastors, and laypeople ask about reading and understanding the Bible. Plummer divides his work into four parts: getting started, approaching the Bible, approaching specific texts, and issues in recent discussion. The accessible format allows teachers to utilize this book as a textbook, and the curious student to understand the issues which are most pertinent to their study. This volume is essential reading for any student in biblical studies, as well as pastors looking to teach the Bible with confidence.

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.

Save more when you purchase this book as part of the 40 Questions and Answers Series.

Key Features

  • Equips pastors to answer common questions about the Bible and theology
  • Provides concise, biblical, explanations on reading the Bible
  • Presents issues in a readable question-and-answer format

Praise for the Print Edition

Read this excellent primer and read the Bible better as a result.

Darrell Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Aristotle once said that those who wished to succeed must ask the right preliminary questions. Plummer asks 40 of them. Even better: he answers them, providing beginning students with all they need to know about biblical interpretation in general and the specific kinds of texts found in the Old and New Testaments in particular.

Kevin Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

How appropriate that Plummer’s 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible is itself eminently understandable, crystal clear, and thoroughly engaging. The organization and breadth of coverage make this book both a delight to read and highly instructive. . . . I can’t imagine a more helpful introduction to the subject of biblical interpretation.

Bruce Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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About Robert L. Plummer

Robert L. Plummer is associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in missionary assignments in China, Israel, Trinidad, Ghana, Malaysia, and Turkey. Plummer is the author of Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission. He has contributed to the Westminster Theological Journal, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, the New Holman Bible Dictionary, the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and many other publications. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.

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