Hermeneutics 101 (from New Attitude) –very helpful

First of all, I didn’t write this. I came across this a little over a year ago–it’s from a past New Attitude Conference (now renamed to “This is Next”). I know you’ll find it helpful.

Hermeneutics 101

Hermeneutics (hur-muh-noo-tiks) n. [Grk.]: the craft of interpreting Scripture
7 Questions to Ask Every Passage*

1. Who is the author and who is his audience?

2. Why is the author writing and what is his burden for his audience?

3. How does this verse connect to the rest of the chapter and the book the
whole storyline of the Bible?

4. What does the language of the passage highlight and draw attention to?
(e.g., parallels, word pictures, specific details, repetitive words/phrases)

5. What does this reveal about the nature of God and the nature of
mankind?

6. How does this passage reveal our need for a Savior and Godʼs
disposition to provide a Savior?

7. What response or action does this passage call for?

A Starter Bibliography: For Further Study
•Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul: Short and sweet. Start here.
•The Message of the Old Testament & The Message of the New
Testament by Mark Dever: One chapter for each book of the Bible.
•Godʼs Big Picture by Vaughn Roberts: A helpful introduction to
storyline of the Bible.
•The ESV Study Bible: Our favorite study Bible.
•Your Pastorʼs Sermonʼs: Every week your pastor helps you interpret
Scripture and apply it. Listen closely.
Hermeneutics 101
© 2008 New Attitude.

* Of course, these questions arenʼt meant to be exhaustive but may provide a helpful starting place.

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