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Introduction to Interpretation

Introduction to Interpretation

Andrew Groza introduces this course by opening the discussion on Biblical interpretation. By understanding that God spoke and that God still speaks, we can look to actively apply the Biblical text in our day-to-day lives.

Andrew Groza introduces this course by opening the discussion on Biblical interpretation. By understanding that God spoke and that God still speaks, we can look to actively apply the Biblical text in our day-to-day lives.

Introduction to Study Bibles

This talk introduces study Bible as a helpful tool in Biblical analysis. Andrew takes us through what to look for in a good Study Bible, and how we can use them as a valuable resource for interpreting Scripture into a contemporary context.

This talk introduces study Bible as a helpful tool in Biblical analysis. Andrew takes us through what to look for in a good Study Bible, and how we can use them as a valuable resource for interpreting Scripture into a contemporary context.

A Pattern For Application

Andrew discusses timeless patterns of application for analysing the Bible. By using these tried methods, Andrew provides a framework of understanding so that we can personally interpret the Biblical text, and how it relates to our own life.

Andrew discusses timeless patterns of application for analysing the Bible. By using these tried methods, Andrew provides a framework of understanding so that we can personally interpret the Biblical text, and how it relates to our own life.

Look For Clues

"Looking for clues" is a critical skill if we are going to read and interpret Scripture well. By drawing on the example of the “detective story”, Andrew provides invaluable insight on how to draw out practical truths from the Bible.

"Looking for clues" is a critical skill if we are going to read and interpret Scripture well. By drawing on the example of the “detective story”, Andrew provides invaluable insight on how to draw out practical truths from the Bible.

Original Audience & Historical Context

Understanding the context of a Biblical text is paramount for accurate analysis. Andrew outlines how defining the original audience and historical context of the passage allows us to view the passage from the author’s perspective.

Understanding the context of a Biblical text is paramount for accurate analysis. Andrew outlines how defining the original audience and historical context of the passage allows us to view the passage from the author’s perspective.

Researching Historical Context

This talk discusses some practical ways we can research historical context in Biblical analysis, and gives us a framework for examining the writer themselves, the intended audience and the broader cultural context in getting to the heart of the text.

This talk discusses some practical ways we can research historical context in Biblical analysis, and gives us a framework for examining the writer themselves, the intended audience and the broader cultural context in getting to the heart of the text.

Bible Genre Pitfalls (1)

Biblical genre is a critical aspect of effective analysis. In this talk, Andrew introduces us to various genres that we find within the Bible so that we can avoid the pitfalls of interpreting Scripture outside the confines of its intended purpose.

Biblical genre is a critical aspect of effective analysis. In this talk, Andrew introduces us to various genres that we find within the Bible so that we can avoid the pitfalls of interpreting Scripture outside the confines of its intended purpose.

Biblical Genre Pitfalls (2)

This talk takes a closer look at different genres within the New Testament. Examining the form and structure of the gospels as narrative, the epistles, and the apocalyptic text allows us to gain critical insight for our analysis.

This talk takes a closer look at different genres within the New Testament. Examining the form and structure of the gospels as narrative, the epistles, and the apocalyptic text allows us to gain critical insight for our analysis.

Literary Context

Andrew discusses the skill of literary analysis within a biblical text, giving us a set of skills to do this effectively. This talk teaches us how to trace a flow of thought, make connections, and interpret Scripture within its literary context.

Andrew discusses the skill of literary analysis within a biblical text, giving us a set of skills to do this effectively. This talk teaches us how to trace a flow of thought, make connections, and interpret Scripture within its literary context.

Observation

What do we look for in a Biblical text? In this talk, Andrew gives us a toolbox of practical observational skills to help us analyse and apply the Bible in new and more effective ways.

What do we look for in a Biblical text? In this talk, Andrew gives us a toolbox of practical observational skills to help us analyse and apply the Bible in new and more effective ways.

From Analysis to Meaning

In this talk, Andrew discusses how we get from analysis to meaning. He discusses things like our pre-understandings, how we can make connections, and gives us a step by step framework to get to the application.

In this talk, Andrew discusses how we get from analysis to meaning. He discusses things like our pre-understandings, how we can make connections, and gives us a step by step framework to get to the application.

But we are different… aren’t we?

Cultural differences are a vital component of effective Biblical analysis. How do we determine what to, or what to not carry across? Andrew discusses how time, culture, geography affect the interpretation of the text.

Cultural differences are a vital component of effective Biblical analysis. How do we determine what to, or what to not carry across? Andrew discusses how time, culture, geography affect the interpretation of the text.

Meaning to Application

After we have analysed and drawn meaning from the Biblical text, how do we then apply it to our lives? In this talk, Andrew discusses how to cross the bridge from what we read and how it works in the real world.

After we have analysed and drawn meaning from the Biblical text, how do we then apply it to our lives? In this talk, Andrew discusses how to cross the bridge from what we read and how it works in the real world.

Summary & Example

In this talk, Andrew summarises what’s been covered and gives us a concrete example of how to analyse and apply the Bible. By showing us how, Andrew provides us with the skills to interpret the Scriptures for ourselves.

In this talk, Andrew summarises what’s been covered and gives us a concrete example of how to analyse and apply the Bible. By showing us how, Andrew provides us with the skills to interpret the Scriptures for ourselves.