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Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Publisher:
, 2005
ISBN: 9780310109198

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This volume is the revised and updated edition of Grasping God's Word, an indispensable approach to reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible that teaches students how to carefully read Scripture in the biblical context, and to dig deeper into the Word of God so they will be able to understand the Bible correctly and apply its meaning to their lives.

Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture—how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.

  • Proven in classrooms across the country
  • Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process
  • Emphasis on real-life application
. . . . a wonderfully user-friendly book for serious readers who desire to journey into the world of the Bible in order to better understand it and to live faithfully in today’s world.

—From the foreword by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

It leads students from the most fundamental building blocks of interpretation (including skills that most beginning students lack) through all the essential processes.

—Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary

J. Scott Duvall, who received his Ph.D. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.

J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.

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  1. Doug Olson

    Doug Olson

    9/29/2018

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  5. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas

    8/24/2015

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  7. Barry

    Barry

    6/18/2014

    A third edition has come out, it seems that there are some differences in chapter structure and recourses used etc .. I need the 3th edition for Bible college and so will have to unfortunately buy the kindle one instead of the Logos one.
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  8. JoshInRI

    JoshInRI

    5/15/2014

    Would be neat if this was the enhanced version like Amazon has with video too. sigh
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  9. David Taylor Jr
    This textbook is a great introduction for people who want to dig deeper into the Scripture. It gives a good overview on various parts of the interpretation process and how to connect the principles of the ancient world to today's culture. There is also a great exposition on various Bible Translations as well as the Canonization of Scripture.
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  10. David Downs

    David Downs

    3/18/2014

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