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Hermeneutics for Epistles (Part 2)

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We can get information about the meaning of words from studying ancient Greek literature, the writings of early church fathers and the translators of the Hebrew Old Testament. We can also compare letters written by the same author, and also how the word is used within the same letter or passage. It can be helpful to look at the way different authors use the same word. 



I. Moving from norms of language to norms of utterance

A. Greek classical literature

B. The early church fathers

C. Translators of the Hebrew Old Testament

D. Letters written by the same author

E. Use of the word in the same letter or passage

F. Comparing how words are used by different authors

1. faith

2. works

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