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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 Bible.
J. Scott Duvall (PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) and J. Daniel Hays (ThM. Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serve as professors at Ouachita Baptist University, specializing in New Testament (Scott) and Old Testament (Danny). The authors of numerous books, they have also written Living God's Word and (together with Terry G. Carter) Preaching God's Word.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Third Edition||p. 13|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. 15|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. 16|
|How to Read the Book-Basic Tools|
|Bible Translations||p. 23|
|The Interpretive Journey||p. 39|
|How to Read the Book-Sentences||p. 51|
|How to Read the Book-Paragraphs||p. 59|
|How to Read the Book-Discourses||p. 91|
|Contexts-Now and Then|
|The Historical-Cultural Context||p. 115|
|What Do We Bring to the Text?||p. 137|
|The Literary Context||p. 149|
|Word Studies||p. 163|
|Meaning and Application|
|Who Controls the Meaning?||p. 191|
|Levels of Meaning||p. 203|
|The Role of the Holy Spirit||p. 225|
|The Interpretive Journey-New Testament|
|New Testament-Letters||p. 251|
|New Testament-Gospels||p. 269|
|New Testament-Acts||p. 291|
|New Testament-Revelation||p. 309|
|The Interpretive Journey-Old Testament|
|Old Testament-Narrative||p. 333|
|Old Testament-Law||p. 355|
|Old Testament-Poetry||p. 373|
|Old Testament-Prophets||p. 397|
|Old Testament-Wisdom||p. 421|
|Inspiration and Canon||p. 443|
|Writing an Exegetical Paper||p. 455|
|Building a Personal Library||p. 459|
|Scripture Index||p. 493|
|Subject Index||p. 501|
|Author Index||p. 505|
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