Reading the Good Book Well: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation by Jerry Camery-Hogatt

This is a very good introductory text for biblical interpretation and exegesis.  Camery-Hoggatt outlines the way we naturally interpret things in our daily lives.  Language is naturally ambiguous and it takes a number of clues for us to sift through to properly understand what we are reading.  Scripture is no different, except that we don’t always have all of the cultural clues handy for us to make a correct interpretation.  The author describes the process for making better interpretations of the texts we are reading.  This is a very easy read, engaging, and even humorous at moments.  Overall, this is a fair text for establishing foundations and boundaries for our interpretation of the Bible.  I would definitely recommend it for an introductory class on Biblical interpretation.

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