5 thoughts on “Hermeneutics: A Sincere Question for Readers and Thinkers

  1. Thanks Nuno. But why do you say that? Or are you just messing around?

    Because if the Apostles appear to have bad ones, maybe that’s how the authors of the various texts intended them to be perceived?

    jc

  2. Good hermeneutics implies that you will only cite a portion of scripture if after studying its historical and cultural context, we can find a direct application to the subject at hand.

    An example of that not being at all applied, is Galatians 4:21-31. There Paul clearly says that it has to be interpreted figuratively.

    Another example is Matthew 1:22-23, where the original story in Isaiah 7:14 has to be interpreted very figuratively for it to work.

    A good article I found that explains the problem is this: http://chriscarrollsmith.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-testament-hermeneutics-and.html

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