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Week 2: MBS551 Biblical Hermeneutics August 28

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Gene Maynard

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Transcript of Week 2: MBS551 Biblical Hermeneutics August 28

Hermeneutics: Induction
Methodical, Intentional
The Bible Is Worth Reading
Two Conditions
I am willing to learn to see the text

I am willing to assimilate what I see

(Mark 4:23-25)
Some Basic Basics
Contrast:
"but," "however,"

Repetition:
Repetition Repetion

Characters:
who

Verbs:
action

Cause and Effect:
"in order that"

Conditions:
"if...then..."

Important Terms
10 Minutes
The PROCEDURE that best leads to UNDERSTANDING is...INDUCTION
This Book's Alive
"But to you who are listening I say: love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
pray for those who mistreat you."
Luke 6:27-28
Exodus 33:7-11
Mark 3:13-19
Hermeneutics = the art of interpretation
Interpretation = the art of understanding
Understanding = getting the intended MEANING of scripture
HUMILITY before scripture means the reader has a radical openness to the meaning of the text no matter where the meaning may lead
The PROCEDURE that best leads to UNDERSTANDING is...INDUCTION
INDUCTION is a commitment to EVIDENCE
Finding clues and evidence left in the scripture by the writer as to his/her intended meaning
HOW DO I FIND THESE CLUES AND EVIDENCE?
IF
...hermeneutics is about getting the meaning of the text...

THEN
...hermeneutics deals with the way one thinks about and executes the practice of studying scripture
The Posture of Heremeneutics = Humility
To have evidence what must I do?
Identify reasons this is hard
What am I doing in induction?
Observation
What is hard about observation?
Humility
What is hard about humility?
Which comes first? Observation or Humility?
DEDUCTION is a commitment to
PRECONCEIVED ASSUMPTIONS

no matter what the scripture says
WHAT AM I DOING IN DEDUCTION?

building a scriptural case to support what I already believe
WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?


overstanding
scripture

(my assumptions have authority over what text says)
HOW DO I BUILD
MY CASE?

find the clues that support my assumptions and ignore the ones that are contrary
Dr. Gene Maynard, DMin
Chesarae Hall-Fletcher, MBS

August 27, 2018
Deduction, in Bible study, is the polar opposite method of induction
This Book Is Alive
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