Hermeneutics

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

2 Tim. 2:15

 

 

Articles

Cunningham, William – Nature, Difficulties and Necessity of Searching the Scriptures, 1878, p. 551, 7 pages, being chapter 45 of his Theological Lectures

Cunningham, William – Right of Private Judgment and the Necessity of Personal Study of Scripture, 1878, p. 569, 10 pages, being chapter 47 from his Theological Lectures 

Cunningham, William – Scripture its own Interpreter and the Historical and Grammatical Sense, p. 580, 20 pages, being chapters 48 and 49 of his Theological Lectures

 

Books

Berkhof, Louis – Principles of Biblical Interpretation,  Buy  1950, 169 pages

The classic introduction to Biblical hermeneutics (interpretation of the Bible).  Filled with Biblical references and examples.

Gaussen, Louis – Theopneustia. The Bible: Its Divine Origin and Inspiration Deduced from Internal Evidence and the Testimonies of Nature, History and Science,  Buy  1867, 422 pages, it is also here on HTML

While the topic of this book is the inspiration of the Bible, it also contains many principles of hermeneutics.  One highlight among many is Gaussen responding to the objection against inspiration that the NT writers often misquote the OT.  Gaussen lists and superbly analyzes the dozen or so ways in which the NT writers reference the OT (literally, in paraphrase, summarizing, interpreting, applying, giving the spirit of, combining the teachings of, etc.).