Reading And Understanding The BibleJanuary 2015
Facilitator: Donald K. Stewart
- To provide an overview of the Bible, including introduction to the Testaments, genre and classifications of books.
- To affirm the Bible as God’s inspired, infallible Word for all humanity.
- To explore basic, acceptable principles by which we can interpret (understand) God’s written Word.
- To identify some important tools for reading and understanding the Bible.
- To challenge all participants to use the P.O.T. approach in understanding God’s Word.
- To set a proper foundation for prospective preachers and teachers of God’s Word.
- The Bible
- 40 Questions About Interpreting The Bible, Robert L. Plummer, Kregel Publishers, Grand Rapids, 2010
- Other selected materials
N.B. Class notes will be provided by the Facilitator, including Power Point Presentations.
|Session 1||Why Hermeneutics? Definition of Terms and Introduction to P.O.T.|
|Session 2||Overview of the Bible; Testaments, Genres, Classification of Books|
|Session 3||Basic Hermeneutical Tools and Bible Translations|
|Session 4||Understanding Language and Cultural Differences|
|Session 5||General Hermeneutical Principles (Part 1)|
|Session 6||General Hermeneutical Principles (Part 2)|
|Session 7||General Hermeneutical Principles (Part 3)|
|Session 8||General Hermeneutical Principles (Part 4)|
|Session 9||Confronting Difficult Passages|