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Ten Steps for Exegesis (Part 2)

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Lesson

The final six steps in the exegesis process are consulting secondary sources, analyzing syntactical relationships, analyzing key terms and themes, resolving interpretive issues and problems, evaluating your results from the perspective of wider contextual and theological issues, and summarizing your results. (At the 26-minute mark, the verse reference, John 14:6 should be John 14:26.)

Outline

I. Ten Steps for Exegesis (Part 2)

A. Step 5: Consult Secondary Sources (a Good Commentary) on Your Passage

1. Expository Commentaries

2. Commentaries and Their Proper Use

3. Types of Commentaries

4. Different Commentary Series

5. Evaluating and Choosing Commentaries

6. Five Tips for Using Commentaries

B. Step 6: Analyze Syntactical Relationships

C. Step 7: Analyze Key Terms and Themes

D. Step 8: Resolve Interpretive Issues and Problems

E. Step 9: Evaluate Your Results From the Perspective of Wider Contextual and Theological Issues

F. Step 10: Summarize Your Results