An introductory volume on the principles for interpreting Scripture, this textbook summarizes the need for hermeneutical principles, and explores the qualifications, tools, and goals of a biblical interpreter. This is followed by a historical survey of hermeneutics from early Jewish interpreters to the present. The book includes a unit on the general and specific principles for interpreting the Bible, a unit on genres, and a unit on applying the principles. Students develop their skills by practicing the principles in exercises that are provided.
This course may be taken for credit by enrolling with the Berean School of the Bible. For enrollment information, please call 1-800-443-1083.
Carl Gibbs received his B.A. from Northwest College and his M.Div and D.Min from Western Seminary. He has created multiple curriculums for the study of theology and hermeneutics and has served as Dean of the School of Bible and Theology. Currently, he is the Director of Educational Resources at Africa's Hope.
Quentin McGhee received his B.A. from Southwestern College, and his B.S. and D.Min from Oral Roberts University. He is currently the founder and senior editor of the Faith & Action Series and is a missionary in Latin America and the Caribbean..
Willard Teague is coauthor of Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible.