Hermeneutics - Lesson 23

Hermeneutics and Figures of Speech

In this lesson, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the various types of figures of speech in the Bible and how to interpret them properly. You will learn about metaphors, similes, hyperboles, personifications, paradoxes, ironies, synecdoche, and metonymy, with examples and their application in biblical interpretation. Recognizing and interpreting these figures of speech is crucial for accurate and meaningful hermeneutics, as they convey deeper meaning and help illuminate the message of the text.

Todd Miles
Lesson 23
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Hermeneutics and Figures of Speech

NT310-23: Hermeneutics: Figures of Speech

I. Introduction to Figures of Speech

A. Definition and Importance

B. Types of Figures of Speech

II. Metaphor and Simile

A. Definition and Comparison

B. Examples and Interpretation

III. Hyperbole and Personification

A. Definition and Usage

B. Examples and Application

IV. Paradox and Irony

A. Definition and Function

B. Examples and Understanding

V. Synecdoche and Metonymy

A. Definition and Relationship

B. Examples and Analysis

VI. Conclusion and Application

A. Importance of Recognizing Figures of Speech

B. Applying Hermeneutics to Figures of Speech

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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.