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Hermeneutics

The principle of Hermeneutics

HERMENEUTICS - a plan or a system of Bible study in order to determine what the author meant by what he wrote.

This is unlike many in the Christian culture today who have taken an approach that the Bible can be interpreted as to what it means to the reader. The problem with this kind of Bible interpretation is that if you have 5 people in a Bible study, then a certain passage could have 5 different meanings. We understand that in the orthodox scholarship of Bible study each verse only contains one and only one meaning, it may have many applications but it has only one meaning. And to get to the meaning of Scripture, we must have a system of study that incorporates us understanding what the author meant when he wrote that text. I am submitting the following hermeneutical grid for your observation and study.

• AUTHOR'S HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
• AUTHOR'S THEME
• AUTHOR'S PLAN
• CONTEXT
• WORDS
• GRAMMAR
• UNITY OF THE SCRIPTURES (Bible Survey)