Blog Posts - Hermeneutics



Bible Use

In the current presidential race, it seems, the Bible hasn’t been as large an issue as it has been in the past. Bluff, bravado, and bullying seem more the order of the day. Goliath rather than David. This makes me … Continue reading →...

St. Bonaventure on the depth (of meaning) of Scripture

The entire chapter is worth reading, but St Bonaventure (a mythic and a theologian (really, can you be one or the other?) writes regarding the proper senses/lens in reading Scripture as Christians: 1. Finally, there is depth in the Scriptures, deriv...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Feb 12, 2016

Out Now: Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God by Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan

Well done Matt and Paul. Out now! Get your copy today of Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God, by Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan, published by Baker Books. More here. Buy from Baker Books Buy on Amazon in p...
by MandM on Nov 3, 2014

On Judging Books by their Covers: A Fisk of the Secularist Outpost’s book review of Did God Really Command Genocide?

You should not judge a book by its cover, unless you are a secularist… then it is okay. In a post entitled “Books Like This Should be a Warning Signal to Inerrantists“, published on 26 September 2014, The Secular Outpost’s Jef...
by MandM on Nov 3, 2014

The Bible Made Impossible (interactive book review)

I saw this book in a brick-and-mortar store and had never heard of it. It lacked a good description on …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Apr 30, 2014

Follow up to Joel Watts Last Blog

I believe it is time for us to begin to think about these things! Period! Joel Watts last blog in this blog is excellent if one take seriously what he really believes about the Bible! I was going to publish this in there as a reply, but I decided to...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Mar 27, 2014

Nijay Gupta on New Testament Resources

IVP New Testament SeriesFor the past several weeks Nijay Gupta (whose blog, Crux Sola, you should check out) has been posting at the Logos Academic site on "50 Books Everyone Should Read on the New Testament." He's split his suggestions up into fiv...

God, Genocide, and Context

Relief from Palace of Assurnasirpal II I was talking with some friends a few weeks ago and the topic of God in the Old Testament came up. Or, more precisely, the topic of whether or not God commanded genocide in the Old Testament came up. While I a...

Easter with Melito – Typology in the Old Testament concerning Christ

This week, I am going back through my old posts on Melito of Sardis. So, here we go, a bit more from his Passover Homily. D. Model versus Finished Product (34-38) 34. What was this extraordinary mystery? It was Egypt struck to destruction but Israel...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 1, 2013

Melito of Sardis: The Old Testament and the New Testament

I am reposting Melito for Easter. I have posted on Melito some before, and find myself returning to him for a bit especially his homily on the Passover. He provides us with an accurate manner in using the Old Testament, and it is an example that is w...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 1, 2013

Melito of Sardis: Mystery of the Passover

This is a series of repost for Easter from Melito of Sardis. What more can I add here? Components of the Mystery of the Passover (46-71) 1. The Passover (46-47a) 46. Now that you have heard the explanation of the type and of that which corresponds to...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 1, 2013

Meaningful Sense

The task of interpretation always poses itself when the meaning content of the printed work is disputable and it is the matter of attaining the correct understanding ‘of information’. However, this ‘information’ is not what the speaker or wri...
by Kumpulan Tulisan Saya on Nov 24, 2012

Meaningful Sense

The task of interpretation always poses itself when the meaning content of the printed work is disputable and it is the matter of attaining the correct understanding ‘of information’. However, this ‘information’ is not what the speaker or wri...
by Kumpulan Tulisan Saya on Nov 24, 2012

Sadar Pengaruh Sejarah

Wirkungsgeschichtliches Bewußtsein ist zunächst Bewußtsein der hermeneutischen Situation. Die Gewinnung des Bewußtseins einer Situation ist aber in jedem Falle eine Aufgabe von einer Schwierigkeit. (…) Die Situation stellt einen Standort dar, d...
by Kumpulan Tulisan Saya on Nov 21, 2012

Sadar Pengaruh Sejarah

Wirkungsgeschichtliches Bewußtsein ist zunächst Bewußtsein der hermeneutischen Situation. Die Gewinnung des Bewußtseins einer Situation ist aber in jedem Falle eine Aufgabe von einer Schwierigkeit. (…) Die Situation stellt einen Standort dar, d...
by Kumpulan Tulisan Saya on Nov 21, 2012

The Beatitudes Part 5

The Beatitudes Part 5 3 “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. 5 The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Those who hunger and thirst for ri...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 23, 2012

The Beatitudes Part 4

The Beatitudes Part 4 3 The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. 5 The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Those who hunger and thirst for...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 21, 2012

The Beatitudes Part 3

The Beatitudes Part 2 3 “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. 5 The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Those who hunger and thirst f...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 14, 2012

The Beatitudes Part 2

The Beatitudes Part 2 3 “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. 5 The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Those who hunger and thirst f...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 1, 2012

The Beatitudes Part 1

The Beatitudes Part 1 3 “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. 5 The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Those who hunger and thirst f...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 24, 2012


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