Hermeneutics - Lesson 1

Example of Hermeneutics

Todd Miles
Lesson 1
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Example of Hermeneutics

I. Interpreting Matthew 11:1-3

A. Who is John

B. Why is he in prison

C. John questions Jesus

II. Matthew 11:4-6

A. Jesus answers John

B. Significance of Jesus’ answer

III. Matthew 11:7-11

A. Jesus affirms John’s ministry

B. Least in the kingdom of heaven

IV. Lessons

A. Be patient in waiting for justice

B. Sacred trust

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Hermeneutics is the science and art of the interpretation of the Bible. It's a science because it is an orderly process based on rules you can apply. It is an art because of the nuances in communication and translation.