Part of the “How to Study the Bible” Series
The following is Adapted from Fuhr, R.A., Jr., & Köstenberger, A. J., Inductive Bible Study, B&H Academic: Nashville, 2016.
- Look for the author’s intent even if he uses creative language structures to express it.
- The text must mean the same thing that it meant in the original context to the original audience.
- There is one correct interpretation because there is one intended meaning.
- The meaning must come from the text, not from your personal experience.
- The original language takes precedent over any translation.
- Later revelation clarifies, completes, and supersedes earlier revelation.
- The meaning of any text must be in harmony with other texts because there is One Divine Author.