Biblical Hermeneutics Essay

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Biblical Hermeneutics 1 Introduction 2 Early stages 2.1The Author of the New Testament 2.2 Philo of Alexandria And Antiochene Hermeneutics 2.3 Augustine 3 After the Protestant Reformation 3.1 Martin Luther 4 modern times 4.1 Georg Anton Friedrich Ast 4.2 Dilthey 4.3 Spinoza 5 The Contemporary Era 5.1 Buelteman and Karl Barth 6 Conclusions 7 References Biblical Hermeneutics 1 introduction “My purpose is to write a comprehensive and readable book, adapted to serve as a suggestive help toward the proper understanding of those scriptures which are regarded as peculiarly obscure” Milton S. Terry This is the purpose of most Biblical interpreters The purpose of this article is to present a comprehensive and coherent history of Biblical interpretation. Many skeptics have complained that the Bible can't tell us anything of any real value because every person interprets it differently. They always interpret the Bible in different ways to serves their purpose. Such as, in the early stages, in the New Testament there is a lot of lines to explain the reason why westerners invading other counties cruelly and to make this behavior agreeable to apostles. 2 Early stages During this period, people tend to rewrite the Bible, possibly because they could not read it, perhaps there is a confusion to understand what Bible says. The Jewish scholar Philo (first century A.D.) popularized the allegorical approach to Scripture. And there is other very famous school Antiachene Hermeneutics. The other famous people in this age Augustine Augustine took the view that the Biblical text should not be interpreted as properly literal, but rather as metaphorical, if it contradicts what we know from science and our God-given reason 2.1The Author of the New Testament In the year 367 an influential bishop named Athanasius published a list of books

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