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Category: Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics

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  • Reading Scriputre As The Church

    $40.00

    The Bible is meant to be read in the church, by the church, as the church. Although the practice of reading Scripture has often become separated from its ecclesial context, theologian Derek Taylor argues that it rightly belongs to the disciplines of the community of faith. He finds a leading example of this approach in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who regarded the reading of Scripture as an inherently communal exercise of discipleship. In conversation with other theologians, including John Webster, Robert Jenson, and Stanley Hauerwas, Taylor contends that Bonhoeffer’s approach to Scripture can engender the practices and habits of a faithful hermeneutical community. Today, as in Bonhoeffer’s time, the church is called to take up and read. Continue Reading Reading Scriputre As The Church

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  • Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes

    $25.00

    Introduction
    1. How To Read With Eastern Eyes
    2. Paul’s Mission Frames His Message (Rom 1, 15)
    3. Dishonoring God And Ourselves (Rom 1-2)
    4. Distinguishing Us And Them (Rom 2)
    5. Christ Saves God’s Face (Rom 3)
    6. Who Is Worthy Of Honor? (Rom 4)
    7. Faith In The Filial Christ (Rom 5-6)
    8. The Hope Of Glory Through Shame (Rom 5-8)
    9. Shamed From Birth? (Rom 7)
    10. They Will Not Be Put To Shame (Rom 9-11)
    11. Honor One Another (Rom 12-13)
    12. The Church As Harmonious Society (Rom 14-16)
    Discussion Guide
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    What does it mean to read with Eastern eyes? According to Jackson Wu, an Eastern perspective is in many ways culturally closer to that of the first-century world. Cultural values of honor and shame, social status, tradition, hierarchy, and relationships are similar in both East Asia and the New Testament.

    As readers, we bring our cultural understanding and values to the text. Our biases and background influence what we observe-and what we overlook. Wu aims to help us develop our Eastern lenses in order to interpret Scripture well and gain insights we might have missed.

    In Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes, Wu demonstrates how an Eastern perspective sheds light on Paul’s most complex letter. When read this way, we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul’s message and mission. Continue Reading Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes

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  • Sleuthing The Bible

    $25.00

    Why is there crime-scene tape on my Bible? Elementary, my dear reader.There is an element of detective work to biblical scholarship that entails sniffing out and interpreting clues that often escape the notice of readers. John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie introduce the art of sleuthing the Bible, providing the necessary training to hunt for clues and piece them together to understand the larger picture.Sleuthing the Bible helps answer questions that occur during thoughtful examination of the Bible and provides exercises enabling readers to work through biblical passages on their own. Kaltner and McKenzie analyze two kinds of clues: (1) Smoking Guns- those that are obvious upon any close reading of biblical texts, and (2) Dusting for Prints-those that are more subtle or hidden from nonspecialists because of their unfamiliarity with the languages, culture, and larger content of the Bible.Written in a jargon-free and accessible style, Sleuthing the Bible is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the biblical text. Continue Reading Sleuthing The Bible

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  • Lost World Of The Torah

    $22.00

    Introduction
    Proposition 1: The Old Testament Is An Ancient Document
    Proposition 2: The Way We Interpret The Torah Today Is Influenced By The Way We Think Law And Legislation Work
    Proposition 3: Legal Collections In The Ancient World Are Not Legislation
    Proposition 4: Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Teach Wisdom
    Proposition 5: The Torah Is Similar To Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections And Therefore Also Teaches Wisdom, Not Legislation
    Proposition 6: The Israelite Covenant Effectively Functions As An Ancient Near Eastern Suzerainty Treaty
    Proposition 7: Holiness Is A Status, Not An Objective
    Proposition 8: Ancient Near Eastern Ritual Served To Meet The Needs Of The Gods
    Proposition 9: Ancient Israelite Ritual Serves To Maintain Covenant Order Because Yahweh Has No Needs
    Proposition 10: The Torah Is Similar To Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Because It Is Embedded In The Same Cultural Context, Not Because It Is Dependent On Them
    Proposition 11: The Differences Between The Torah And The Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Are Found Not In Legislation But In The Order Founded In The Covenant
    Proposition 12: Torah Is Situated In Context Of The Ancient World
    Proposition 13: Torah Is Situated In The Context Of The Covenant
    Proposition 14: Torah Is Situated In The Context Of Israelite Theology Regarding Yahweh’s Presence Residing Among Them
    Proposition 15: Discussions Of Law In The New Testament Do Not Tell Us Anything About Old Testament Torah In Context
    Proposition 16: The Torah Should Not Be Divided Into Categories To Separate Out What Is Relevant
    Proposition 17: Torah Was Never Intended To Provide Salvation
    Proposition 18: Divine Instruction Can Be Understood As A Metaphor Of Health Rather Than A Metaphor Of Law
    Proposition 19: We Cannot Gain Moral Knowledge Or Build A System Of Ethics Based On Reading The Torah In Context And Deriving Principles From It
    Proposition 20: Torah Cannot Provide Proof-Texts For Solving Issues Today
    Proposition 21: The Ancient Israelites Would Not Have Understood The Torah As Providing Divine Moral Instruction
    Proposition 22: A Divine Command Theory Of Ethics Does Not Require That The Torah Is Moral Instruction
    Proposition 23: Taking The Torah Seriously Means Understanding What It Was Written To Say, Not Converting It Into Moral Law
    Appendix 1: The Decalogue
    Sayings 1-4
    Sayings 5-10
    Further Reading
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    Our handling of what we call biblical law veers between controversy and neglect.

    On the one hand, controversy arises when Old Testament laws seem either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). On the other, neglect results when we consider the law obsolete, no long carrying any normative power (tassels on clothing, making sacrifices). Even readers who do attempt to make use of the Old Testament law often find it either irrelevant, hopelessly laden with thou shalt nots, or simply so confusing that they throw up their hands in despair. Despite these extremes, people continue to propose moral principles from these laws as the biblical view and to garner proof texts to resolve issues that arise in society. The result is that both Christians and skeptics regularly abuse the Torah, and its true message often lies unheard.

    Walton and Walton offer in The Lost World of the Torah a restorative vision of the ancient genre of instruction for wisdom that makes up a significant portion of the Old Testament. In the ancient Near East, order was achieved through the wisdom of those who governed society. The objective of torah was to teach the Israelites to be wise about the kind of order needed to receive the blessings of God’s favor and presence with the context of the covenant. Here readers will find fresh insight on this fundamental genre of the Old Testament canon. Continue Reading Lost World Of The Torah

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  • Inexpressible : Hesed And The Mystery Of Gods Loving Kindness

    $17.00

    Preface: The Untranslatable Defining The Inexpressible
    Introduction: A Word On The Meaning Of Words

    Part I. The God Of Hesed
    1. Opening The Door
    2. The Definitive Encounter
    3. Slow To Anger
    4. Like No Other God
    5. An Everlasting Refrain
    6. A Prayer Of Honest Rage

    Part II. The Objects Of Hesed
    7. When Dinah Held My Hand
    8. The Heseds Of David
    9. Ethan: I Will Sing
    10. Moses: In The Morning
    11. Jeremiah: I Am Hesed
    12. Hosea: A Novel Of Hesed

    Part III. Hesed Finally Defined
    13. Hesed And Truth
    14. On Jesus’ Lips
    15. How To Amaze Jesus
    16. The One Who Showed Hesed
    17. Paul And The Path To Redemption

    Part IV. An Instinct For Hesed
    18. Here, Rabbi, Take My Seat
    19. Hesed In Post-AD 70 Judaism
    20. Gemilut Hesed And Tikkun Olam

    Conclusion: Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly: The Monumental Nature Of Kindness
    Afterword
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix A: Occurrences Of Hesed In Scripture
    Appendix B: Comparison Of Translations
    Appendix C: A Vocabulary Of Associated Words
    Appendix D: For Further Study
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Scripture Index

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    God’s identity is beyond what we could ever fully express in human words. But Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God’s character: the Hebrew word hesed.

    Hesed is a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn’t translate well into any single English word or phrase. Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God’s character and how he relates to his people. Ultimately, the fullness of hesed is embodied in the incarnation of Jesus.

    As we follow our God of hesed, we ourselves are transformed to live out the way of hesed, marked by compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. Discover what it means to be people of an everlasting love beyond words. Continue Reading Inexpressible : Hesed And The Mystery Of Gods Loving Kindness

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  • Bible Study Made Easy

    $5.99

    How can you dig deeper into the Bible? Enjoy a solid, easy-tounderstand overview of inductive Bible study with Rose’s Bible Study Made Easy.

    Featuring charts, simple summaries, and practical tips, this quick guide is a great introduction, going step-by-step through the basic principles of Bible study.

    Discover how to use concordances to easily navigate through the Bible, find out how to dig deeper with Bible dictionaries, and learn how to apply God’s word to your life through inductive Bible studies.

    It covers:
    * 7 first steps to take when beginning a Bible study
    * 8 basic principles of Bible study
    * Dozens of study tips and recommendations, including which key Bible verses, passages, and books of the Bible to explore
    * 3 keys to inductive Bible study and the S.O.I.L. four-step approach that explains how to dig deeper into the Bible

    Perfect for individual study, 1-on-1 discipleship, small groups, adult Sunday school classes, youth groups, and new believers’ classes! Continue Reading Bible Study Made Easy

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  • Twice Told Tale

    $64.00

    The Twice-Told Tale: Parallels in the Bible is the English version of a Hebrew work titled Parallels in the Bible, which is also published by Carta Jerusalem. As in the Hebrew version, the entire Book of Chronicles (I and II) appears in one column, with the parallel verses from other books of the Bible in an accompanying column on the same page. Parallels between books other than Chronicles are also included, such as parallel laws in the Pentateuch, later prophets’ use of earlier prophets, and parallel psalms and proverbs. Words or phrases that are omitted in one source are represented by blank spaces of appropriate length in the opposite column. The Twice-Told Tale: Parallels in the Bible uses the classic text of the King James Version for this English edition.

    Key features of The Twice-Told Tale: Parallels in the Bible:
    * It collates and presents parallel Bible texts in a way that clearly shows the duplications, differences, and silences.
    * It is conveniently arranged for ease of study.
    * It allows you to draw your own conclusions regarding the variant accounts in the Bible. Continue Reading Twice Told Tale

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  • Essential Writings Of Meredith G Kline

    $29.95

    The scholarship of Meredith G. Kline (1922-2007) was characterized by a very high view of Scripture, a strong commitment to a Reformed view of biblical theology (centered on covenant), explication of the coherence of the Old and New Testaments, and, most of all, a desire to focus the attention of both scholars and lay Christians on the centrality of Christ’s redemptive work of justifying his people and imbuing them with his perfect righteousness. Kline’s writings are often quite creative and full of fresh insights, thoroughly intellectual but also pastoral, and they have provided many with the exciting, energizing feeling that they are reading and understanding the biblical text-and how Scripture in its entirety hangs together-for the first time.

    Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline presents sixteen articles that Meredith G. Kline wrote over a period of forty years. The articles display the unique, creative, and Christocentric way in which Kline interpreted the entire Bible. They cover a range of topics, thereby providing a good overview of Kline’s scholarship. Topics include covenant, law, and the state; faith, the gospel, and justification; redemption; and resurrection and the consummation. Pastors and scholars, especially those in the Reformed community, will be delighted by the fresh insights and wisdom, and sometimes paradigm-changing perspectives, found in the pages of this book. Continue Reading Essential Writings Of Meredith G Kline

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  • Knowing Scripture (Expanded)

    $16.00

    The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible. In this expanded edition of Knowing Scripture, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible. He presents in simple, basic terms a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and applying what we learn. With a minimum of technical jargon, Sproul tackles some of the knotty questions regarding differences of interpreting the Bible, including discovering the meanings of biblical wordsunderstanding Hebrew poetry, proverbs and parablesapproaching historical and didactic passagesbeing careful with predictive prophecydiscerning how culture conditions the Biblechoosing and using Bible translations, commentaries, Bible software and other helpsKnowing Scripture is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and experienced students of Scripture. Continue Reading Knowing Scripture (Expanded)

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  • 40 Questions About Interpreting The Bible

    $22.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780825434983Robert Plummer | Editor: Benjamin MerkleBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 201040 Questions # 2Publisher: Kregel Publications

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  • How To Study The Bible

    $2.49

    This brand-new guide provides a brief, concise overview of personal Bible study for the layperson. Long-time Bible teacher Robert West gives insight into the types, tools, and techniques of personal study, offering both practical guidance and encouragement to pursue the command of 2 Timothy 2:15 (Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth). Covering topics such as the inductive method, word studies, commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances, How to Study the Bible also emphasizes the personal benefits of private Bible time. Continue Reading How To Study The Bible

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  • Hermeneutics : Principles And Processes Of Biblical Interpretation (Reprinted)

    $24.99

    1. Introduction To Biblical Hermeneutics
    2. The History Of Biblical Interpretation
    3. Historical-Cultural And Contextual Analysis
    4. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis
    5. Theological Analysis
    6. Special Literary Forms: Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs, Parables, And Allegories
    7. Special Literary Forms: Prophecy, Apocalyptic Literature, And Types
    8. Applying The Biblical Message: A Proposal For The Transcultural Problem

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    If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. This book gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing. Continue Reading Hermeneutics : Principles And Processes Of Biblical Interpretation (Reprinted)

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