Hermeneutics for Exaggeration (Part 1)

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Lesson

Exaggeration is overstatement. Hyperbole is literally impossible. When using exaggeration, both parties must agree that the expression is an exaggeration. Jesus uses exaggeration to emphasize and illustrate important teachings. 

Outline

HERMENEUTICS FOR EXAGGERATION (PART 1)

I. Recognizing Exaggeration in the Teachings of Jesus (part 1)

A. Hyperbolic - literally impossible

B. Conflicts with what Jesus says elsewhere

C. Conflicts with Jesus' behavior and actions elsewhere

D. Conflicts with teachings of the Old Testament

E. Conflicts with teachings of the New Testament

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