Hermeneutics - Lesson 2

Introduction to Hermeneutics

Todd Miles
Lesson 2
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Introduction to Hermeneutics

I. Observations about the example

A. Introduce the author

B. Request illumination

C. Background of the passage

D. Perspective of the author

E. Key words

F. Context

G. John's doubts

H. Personal application

II. Definition of Hermeneutics

A. Etymology

B. Science and art

C. Foundation for doctrine

III. The Need for Special Revelation

A. Benefits

B. Separation between your mind and God's mind

C. Revelation is God’s self-disclosure

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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.