How to Approach Scripture

This is a great perspective on how to approach Scripture by Skip Moen. I recommend this consideration for us all when reading the text.

The biblical text is paradigm dependent.  By that I mean that just like all human language, the meanings of the words are derived from the way the words were used by the author at the time he wrote in his culture.

How It Works

Exegesis

Skip Moen put together some great thoughts on exegesis. I recommend reading the two posts below as it puts our theological interpretations into perspective.

If you’re unfamiliar with the definition of exegesis:

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ex·e·ge·sis
eksiˈjēsis/
noun
noun: exegesis; plural noun: exegeses
  1. critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture.
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A few thoughts on exegesis

A Few Remarks on Exegesis