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A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules
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A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules

Author: Stein, Robert H.
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ISBN: 080103373X / 9780801033735
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Condition: New with remainder mark.
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"Wonderfully practical.... This an ideal book both for university and seminary courses and for laypersons who desire a guide to understanding the Scriptures."--Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
In this accessible guide to interpreting the Bible, senior New Testament scholar Robert Stein helps readers identify various biblical genres, understand the meaning of biblical texts, and apply that meaning to contemporary life. This edition has been completely revised throughout to reflect Stein's current thinking and changes to the discipline over the past decade. Students of the Bible will find the book effective in group settings.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Part 1: The General Rules of Interpretation
1. Who Makes Up the Rules? An Introduction to Hermeneutics
2. Defining the Rules: A Vocabulary for Interpretation
3. Can Anyone Play This Game? The Spirit and Biblical Interpretation
4. Different Games in the Same Book: Different Forms of Scripture
Part 2: The Specific Rules for the Individual Games
5. The Game of Stories: Biblical Narrative
6. The Game of Rules: Covenants and Laws
7. The Game of Rhythm: Poetry
8. The Game of Songs: Psalms
9. The Game of Wisdom: Proverbs
10. The Game of Prediction: Prophecy
11. The Game of Jargon: Idioms
12. The Game of Comparison: Parables
13. The Game of Exaggeration: Overstatement and Hyperbole
14. The Game of Correspondence: Epistles and Letters

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