Jesus reasons with the Doctors and Lawyers who are astounded at his questions and insights
Jesus was the living word. As such, he had a perfect understanding of the Torah, the prophets and writings. He incorporated the existing hermeneutical methodology into his teaching but re-interpreted them in an astonishing way. In this course, we will study the rhetorical devices that Jesus, Paul and the early Apostle’s used to communicate their message in the gospels and epistles.
Beginning with a look at Rabbinical exegetical techniques used in the famous ‘sermon on the mount,’ we paint a picture of how the apostle Paul further interwove his message into the Greek culture using other well-known Greek oratorical and Jewish devices. By understanding the methodology of both Christ and Paul, we have a real template from which to work when attempting to communicate the message of the cross to contemporary culture.
After this study, your approach to communicating the gospel in a post-modern 21st-century culture (which is very similar to the first-century Mediterranean culture) will be transformed and you will be an effective witness to the gospel of Yeshua.
BOOKLET C – BIBLE INTERPRETATION ‘HAVUROT’ 10 CHAPTERS
i- The nature of hermeneutics
ii- Bibles and the canon of scripture
iii- Classical hermeneutical techniques
iv- scriptural passages highlighting hermeneutical techniques
v- linguistic and cultural considerations
vi- Greek literary protocols
vii- Hebrew and Aramaic literary protocols
viii- Hermeneutical methodology in Jesus’ time
ix- applying techniques to various texts
x- extracting the full meaning
xi- (optional) spiritual hermeneutics: when the Spirit interprets
This booklet contains a range of questions from the material covered. After completing the booklet successfully, the student will be in a position to go onto the advanced topics in the school of knowledge.
The video course consists of lessons in hermeneutics by R Christopher
Video Lesson One: What is Hermeneutics?
Video Lesson Two: Bible Translations
Video Lesson Three: Linguistic Considerations- Hebrew and Greek
Video Lesson Four: Modern Hermeneutical Methodologies
Video Lesson Five: Ancient Hermeneutical Methodologies
Video Lesson Six: Applying Methodologies to extract meaning in biblical cultural contexts