Understanding and Applying the Bible Revised and Expanded

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Why do even the sincerest students of God's Word sometimes find it dry or confusing? Too often, Robertson McQuilkin suggests, it's because they don't know how to read it.

Author Biography

ROBERTSON McQUILKIN served as the third president of Columbia International University from 1968 to 1990 and currently serves as the president emeritus.  Prior to coming president of CIU, McQuilkin served as headmaster of Ben Lippen School, then for 12 years as a missionary in Japan.  McQuilkin’s writings have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals.  Among the books he has published are Five Smooth Stones, Life in the Spirit, A Promise Kept, An Introduction to Biblical Ethics, and The Great Omission

Table of Contents

Principles and Guidelines for Understanding and Applying the Biblep. 8
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 15
Presuppositions and Principles
Presupposition of Biblical Interpretationp. 21
Supernaturalistic Approaches of Premodernsp. 31
The Naturalistic Approaches of Modernsp. 45
The Naturalist Approaches of Postmodernsp. 57
Dogmatic Approachesp. 67
Basic Principles for Understanding the Biblep. 77
Guidelines and Skills
Human Authorship: Application
Understanding Human Languagep. 95
Historical, Physical, and Cultural Settingp. 105
A Method for Word Studyp. 127
Analyzing Thought Structurep. 155
Examining the Contextp. 175
Figurative Languagep. 189
Parablesp. 209
Hebrew Poetryp. 223
Divine Authorship: Interpretation
Unity of Scripturep. 235
Coherence of Truthp. 247
Approach to Alleged Discrepanciesp. 269
Biblical Prophecyp. 281
Divine Authorship: Application
Introductionp. 304
Identifying the Audience God Intendedp. 307
Identifying the Response God Desiresp. 327
Conclusionp. 349
Notesp. 353
Glossaryp. 359
Digital Bible Study Resourcesp. 367
Index of Subjectsp. 371
Index of Scripturep. 379
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