Grasping God's Word

Grasping God's Word : A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

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Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God's word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretive process. To emphasize the Bible's redemptive arc and encourage correlation across the canon, the authors have included a call to "cross into the rest of Scripture" as an additional step in the Interpretive Journey. This edition has also been rearranged for clarity and includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments. A website for professors offers extensive teaching materials, and an accompanying revised workbook (Grasping God's Word Workbook--sold separately) gives students additional practice in reading and interpreting the more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 40.64mm | 1,043.26g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 0310492572
  • 9780310492573
  • 31,227

Table of contents

ContentsForeword AcknowledgmentsPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionPART 1: How to Read the Book---Basic Tools1. Bible Translations [previously chapter 9]2. The Interpretive Journey3. How to Read the Book---Sentences4. How to Read the Book---Paragraphs5. How to Read the Book---DiscoursesPART 2: Contexts---Now and Then6. The Historical-Cultural Context7. What Do We Bring to the Text?8. The Literary Context9. Word StudiesPART 3: Meaning and Application10. Who Controls the Meaning?11. Levels of Meaning12. The Role of the Holy Spirit13. ApplicationPART 4: The Interpretive Journey---New Testament14. New Testament---Letters15. New Testament---Gospels16. New Testament---Acts17. New Testament---RevelationPART 5: The Interpretive Journey---Old Testament18. Old Testament---Narrative19. Old Testament---Law20. Old Testament---Poetry21. Old Testament---Prophets22. Old Testament---WisdomAppendix 1: Inspiration and CanonAppendix 2: Writing an Exegetical PaperAppendix 3: Building a Personal Library [replace with website?]Scripture IndexSubject Indexshow more

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