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Understanding and Applying the Bible: Revised and Expanded New Edition Edition
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"Understanding and Applying the Bible" treats the Bible as if it is indeed the very Word of God. Faith in the God of the Bible is assumed, as is the inerrancy and harmony of Scripture, and therefore the principle of Scripture interpreting Scripture. (This is quite important, and is also rarer than one might think, as scholarly works are generally expected to be neutral about such issues. You can read this book with confidence that the author is not trying to introduce some "new perspective" of his in an area of devotion or doctrine.) And instead of dealing with hermeneutics in an ivory-tower vacuum (to mix my metaphors), valuable and reliable help is given to the pastor preparing sermons, or anyone who wants to read and understand (and apply!) the Scriptures. I highly recommend Dr.Read more ›
McQuilkin addresses the primary concerns of biblical interpretation such as historical and cultural setting, word study, thought structure, context, figurative language, the various genres of literature, interpretation, and application. He provides principles and supporting guidelines to help the believer properly determine precisely what Scripture means and how God intends for us to apply His revealed will.
This is an excellent resource for anyone who needs to understand exegesis. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an introductory text.
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We used this book as the textbook for one of my college classes. It was easy for me to read and understand and all the concepts were fully explained!Published 8 months ago by Codi
We had the privilege of studying under President McQuilkin and use this material in the 1980's. Recently, two of our sons had to have this textbook for a course they were taking... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Critique T
This book not only give information for understanding but just like the subject indicates, it also gives sensible and Biblical ways to apply the Bible concepts.Published 17 months ago by Pastor
Was suggested to me. I like the book, but You've really got to want to study the Word....it's some deep stuff in there. Truly for studying, NOT light reading by no means. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jessye D