Hermeneutics Interpreting the Bible36 cards

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Redemption

God buying us back by the death of Jesus

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Revelation

Communication of divine truth

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General revelation

Evidence that proves existence of God

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Theology

Study of God

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Heresy

Belief contrary to the Bible

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Exegesis

Interpretation of scripture

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Eisegesis

One's own interpretation of scripture

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Context

Surrounding of passage that hints at the meaning

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Text structure

Grammatical and literary structure of scripture

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Observation

Using facts to make a judgement

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Interpretation

Expression of reader's understanding of author's meaning

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Concordance

Definition and context of specific words

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Atlas

Book of maps

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Commentary

Info on culture and geography related to the text

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Bile handbook

Encyclopedia on the Bible

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Expository Dictionary

Hebrew and Greek roots of English words

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Figures of speech

Words used in a way other than normal

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Pronouns

Substitution for nouns

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Verbs

Words that communicate action

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Cause and effect

One thing that makes another thing happen and the result of it

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Lists

A way of grouping things

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Repitition

Something repeated two or more times

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Comparison

Focusing on the similarities between things

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Contrast

Focusing on the differences between things

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Purpose

Declaration of author's intent

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Climax

High point of a story

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Proportion

Emphasis put on a subject

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Meaning

Understanding of a subject revealed by the author

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Implication

Example of what the author meant

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Subject matter

Things talked about in the text

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Understanding

Mental grasp of a subject

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Literary genre

Literature aspects used by the author that conveys a truth

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Proverb

A short pithy statements

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Specific to general

Transition from example to general

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General to specific

Transition from general to an example