- Can the Bible really be understood?
- 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? Dr. 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.
About the Author
Roy B. Zuck is Senior Professor Emeritus of Biblical Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as Theological and Copy Editor for the Kindred Spirit. He has authored or edited more than seventy books on Christian Education and Bible exposition. He earned his A.B., at Biola University; Th.M., Th.D., at Dallas Theological Seminary and has done post doctoral studies at two universities.
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." It tells us how to interpret this marvelous Book, and even gives the reader opportunity to put the principles into practice. In every way, this book is a practical tool for the serious student who wants to study the Bible and apply its truths.
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. Dr. 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.