Henry A. Verkler

This accessible text, which combines hermeneutical theory with practical steps for exegesis, has been translated into eight languages and has been used in a variety of settings to teach students how to study the Bible responsibly. The authors outline a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes:

  1. historical-cultural and contextual analysis
  2. lexical-syntactical analysis
  3. theological analysis
  4. genre identification and analysis
  5. application.

The second edition includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. An Instructor’s Resource C.D. containing teaching suggestions, Powerpoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to Bible college and seminary professors.

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