hermeneutics

The Seven Churches Pt. 2 – Introduction (Video)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Seven Churchs (Vlog)

(This is a confinuation of “The Seven Churches” Vlog series on the churches of Revelation 1-3.  You may also want to watch other videos in this series to keep within context.)

  While understanding the nature of the church age (as observed in last week’s session) is important to the interpretation of the letters to the seven churches, another very important interpretive principle is that of “context.”  This week’s video will examine the context of the book of Revelation, that the proper interpretation of the letters to the churches may be achieved, and the message of the letters may reach its intended mark: the church age at large.

The Seven Churches (Intro, pt 2) from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting the Bible 15 – Hebrew Poetry

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

 Unlike Western poetry, Hebrew poetry is not fashioned with rhythm and rhyme, but with a device known as parallelism.  Today’s study focuses on the nature of parallelism so that the biblical student may rightly divide poetic passages in scripture.

Bible Interpretation Pt. 15 – Hebrew Poetry from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting the Bible 14 – The Law of Recurrence

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

This week’s installation involves what is known as The Law of Recurrence.  This principle exists throughout the scriptures as an event narrated in two or more “passes.”  In such cases, frequently a story is told very generally, and then told again from the beginning but providing additional detail.

Not only is such recurrence very frequent in scripture, it is in fact the technique by which scripture begins itself in the account of creation.  Many have seen this particular instance of recurrence as an argument for two separate creation accounts.  Others have seen this recurrence as the very frequent literary device that it is: a story told in passes of varying detail and focus.

Today’s consideration of the law of recurrence includes a good deal of example from scripture to assist the interpreter in the understanding of the principle.

Bible Interpretation Pt. 14 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting The Bible 13 – The Law of First Mention

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

This week’s lesson focuses on a law known as “First Mention.”  This law is simple in its principle, but profound in its application.  This law essentially uses the concept of “precedent” to assist the biblical interpreter in the proper application of a theological term or truth.  If, then, I know how a term or concept has been used earlier in scripture, I can properly interpret a later understanding of the same term or principle.

Bible Interpretation Pt. 13 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting the Bible (Pt 11) – Double Reference (Pt. 2)

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

Continuing from last week’s introduction to the interpretive law of dual (or double) reference, this week’s lesson will focus in on the “gap” variety of dual reference; in which one prophecy is fulfilled in part from two different historical events which are separated by a gap of time.  As such, there is frequently a presumed fulfillment of a prophecy, yet the fulfillment does not completely meet the criteria of the original prophetic word.  As such, this presumed fulfillment is not complete, but partial, and will be later completed by further events.

Numerous messianic prophecies have unfolded in this manner.  In several cases, one prophetic sentence – or paragraph – depicts both the first and second comings of Christ.  These prophesies have been only partially fulfilled, as the “gap” has not yet passed before his second coming, when Christ will complete the prophetic vision.

Today’s video course is largely an illustration of this principle at work.

Bible Interpretation Pt. 11 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting the Bible – Part 8 – Applying The Golden Rule of Interpretation

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

In the previous post The Golden Rule of Interpretation was introduced.  This rule prevents the interpreter from arbitrarily “spiritualizing” or improperly creating symbolic truths out of a text that should be treated literally.

This week’s study focuses on the application of this rule by examining several passages in light of its principles.

Bible Interpretation Pt. 08 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting the Bible Pt. 6 – Resources

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

This week’s installation in the Interpreting the Bible course is a bit of a side-bar in observation of various tools that will be required for the coursework at hand.  This post will tout the benefits of a good computer Bible program and go over various types of support materials for biblical study, including Bibles, commentaries, concordances and other pertinent tools.

Bible Interpretation – Pt. 06 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Bible Interpretation Pt. 05 – Contextual/Theological Principles

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

(This is a continuation of the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.)

This week’s vlog post continues the “Interpreting The Bible“ video blog series, picking up where we left off last week, still discussing the contextual principle of interpretation.  This week’s class also goes into the theological principle: establishing that theology itself was a work in progress during biblical history.  As such, Adam’s theology was much less developed than was Paul’s.  Indeed, God’s progressive revelation of himself to man created a scenario where the earlier writers did not have a full picture of theology which was to be heralded as “complete” at a later time.

Bible Interpretation – Pt. 05 – Contextual/Theological Principles from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

Interpreting the Bible Vlog Course Begins Today

This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Interpreting the Bible (Vlog)

Today we begin a new Vlog series which will correspond to the weekly teaching series at First Baptist Church Needville on the topic of Biblical Hermeneutics, or the science of interpreting the scriptures.  This course will unfold in three general phases:

The Principles:  The first several weeks will unveil the truths which must be understood and considered when studying and interpreting scripture (such as historical, contextual, linguistic principles and others).

The Process:  The second major section will involve a deeper foray into the application of these principles, including study of several interpretive laws (the law of recurrence, the law of double reference, the golden rule of interpretation & others).

The Practice:  The last section will engage a time of extended application in which we will break apart and study the scriptures together, applying what we have learned (finding the central truth of a paragraph, applying the principles and laws to ensure that the correct meaning, as understood by the original audience, is acquired).

Today’s video is the course overview and introduction.  We invite you to join us weekly for class updates.  As new videos are added, the entire coulse will be posted on the Video Courses page.  While open ended, it is expected that this course will run for 15-20 weeks.

As the course unfolds, you may watch the full series on our Video Courses page.  Today’s session may be watched below.

Course Notes (PDF)

Bible Interpretation – Pt. 01 from Jeff Kluttz on Vimeo.

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