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Are Old Testament prophecies relevant for today? How can I understand the symbolism of the Book of Revelation? What is the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament? Why study Bible interpretation? Roy Zuck points out that it is essential for understanding and teaching the Bible properly, essential as a step beyond observation, and essential for applying the Bible correctly.

He discusses the challenges of Bible interpretation, considers the problems of Bible interpretation, explores the history of Bible interpretation, and defines key terms--all in a practical, down-to-earth way. Though Dr. Zuck's many years of teaching and scholarship are evident in this book, he has written in language understandable to all who are serious about bible study and who want to know better what Scripture means. Basic Bible Interpretation lives up to its title. It deals with the basics and doesn't confuse the reader with extraneous material.

It focuses on the bible as the Word of God and handles that Word with "reverence and godly fear. In every way, this book is a practical tool for the serious student who wants to study the Bible and apply its truths.

Warren W. Wiersbe Author, Conference Speaker Having taught and written in the area of hermeneutics for almost thirty years, I am convinced that there is no more important course in the seminary curriculum for training in the scriptures. As Roy Zuck has so ably demonstrated, we cannot know the message of the bible for today until we know its meaning. Zuck's work is intensely biblical and comprehensive but at the same time it is simple and uncomplicated.

This is a book we have needed for many years and I praise the Lord that it is now available. Earl D. A book on hermeneutics you can understand. Zuck has drawn heavily on his many years of teaching in the seminary classroom to present an excellent treatise on biblical interpretation. While this book will be well received in the classroom, it is one that I will be wholeheartedly recommending to my congregation. While the scholarship is clearly present, it is nevertheless most readable and understandable by the average layperson.

This book will make a valuable contribution to your ability to comprehend the Scriptures. Louis A. This is a very good introduction to Interpretation.

It is really reader friendly. Holds to a high view of Scripture. It covers a wide ranges of issues in understanding and interpreting the Bible A very well written teaching tool by Mr.

For the beginning student or advanced, this book will cover all you need to know about hermeneutics. I recommmend it for anyone's bookshelf it's a book Roy B. Bible Interpretation Then and Now. Whose View Is Valid? Bridging the Cultural Gap. Bridging the Grammatical Gap. Bridging the Literary Gap. Figures of Speech. Testing the Types and Sensing the Symbols. Interpreting Prophecy.

Applying Gods Word Today. Answers to Exercises. Person Index. Scripture Index. Subject Index. Probing the Parables and Analyzing the Allegories. Zuck is department chairman and professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary where he has served on faculty since Zuck has written or edited more than seventy books on Christian education and biblical studies.

He had edited Bibleotheca Sacra Dallas Seminary's theological journal since The What and Why of Bible Interpretation. Basic Bible Interpretation Roy B.


Review: Basic Bible Interpretation

ROY B. A former executive vice-president for Scripture Press in Wheaton, Illinois, Zuck has always had a passion for solid, Bible-based publications in the realm of Christian youth ministry education. He has written or edited hundreds of books and journal entries and currently serves as the editor of the oldest theological quarterly in the western world- Bibliotheca Sacra. Roy B. Zuck was born on January 20, , in Phoenix, Arizona, the older of two children.


Roy B. Zuck

Since its first printing in , Roy B. The intended audience, as stated above, is anyone who is interested in building their understanding of the interpretive principles that lead to a proper understanding of Biblical truth. Without an introduction from the author it is difficult to identify a concise thesis that states the aim of the book. However, in his forward to the book Donald K.


Basic Bible Interpretation : A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth

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