Tag Archives: hermeneutics

Peeling Back the Veneer of Bad Hermeneutics to Display the Old Testament as a Glorious Masterpiece: a Review of Jesus on Every Page

David Murray, Jesus on Every Page: Ten Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013).  246pp., including study questions, end notes, and Scripture and subject indices.  Review by Doug Smith. The author, … Continue reading

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New Hermeneutics Class to Focus on Genesis 1-11

A new six-session, monthly class on hermeneutics (Bible study methods) is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 23, at Fellowship Chapel, 201 Crockett Street, Bristol, Virginia.  Tri-Cities Area CAPS representative, Doug Smith, will lead the classes in a hands-on Bible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biographical Preaching by R. Larry Overstreet

R. Larry Overstreet, Biographical Preaching: Bringing Bible Characters to Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2001) [Christianbook.com   Google Books] Reviewed by Doug Smith One of the turning points in my life occurred when I first began sitting under expository preaching. … Continue reading

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Habakkuk Overview (Outline)

TRUSTING GOD IN TROUBLESOME TIMES Habakkuk’s Message of Hope I. Take Your Perplexities to God (1:1-2:1) A. with alarm over unchecked sin (1:1-4) (Our prayers suffer when we are unconcerned.) 1. in our country 2. in our church 3. in … Continue reading

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Ezra 7:10 – Overview of Sermon Preparation Process

* Click here for a PDF file or click here for a Word document file of this article (4 pages). For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach … Continue reading

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Book Review – Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2007. Jacketed Hardcover, 341 pp. (Review copy courtesy of InterVarsity Press.) Table of Contents Excerpts: Introduction: Can hermeneutics be saved? 1. The necessity for hermeneutics Graeme … Continue reading

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Resources to Diagram a Passage by Arcing/Tracing

Arcing and tracing are great ways to analyze the flow of an argument in a passage, especially discourse (such as the epistles; it is more difficult to use for narratives). Note: Arcing and Tracing have the same goal. Arcing uses … Continue reading

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Is a Good Grasp of Grammar Essential to Bible Study?

“An evangelical believes that God humbled himself not only in the incarnation of the Son, but also in the inspiration of the Scriptures.  The manger and the cross were not sensational.  Neither are grammar and syntax.  But that is how … Continue reading

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Relevance in “Surprising” Places

I don’t know why I am surprised. Maybe it’s because we often suppose that we have to think of some clever way to introduce what we speak on and beat our heads against the wall to figure out how an … Continue reading

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40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible – Mohler Interviews Plummer About His New Book

On June 24, Dr. Albert Mohler interviewed Dr. Rob Plummer about his new book, 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible. The interview discusses some of those questions, covering some great issues in hermeneutics.  I had the privilege and joy of taking … Continue reading

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