The second chapter discusses the super naturalistic approach of pre-moderns. In other words, God will never enlighten the Christian through some understanding or application of sc The first chapter, McQuilken begins by identifying the authority of the Scriptures, and introduces the approaches to applying and understanding the Scriptures. In other words, God will never enlighten the Christian through some understanding or application of scripture that would in any way depart from what is written. If He did this, there would be no way to know if our interpretation was from the Spirit, from our sinful inclinations, from Satan, or from psychological or physical stimuli.
Its History and Development A. The Alexandrian Method was an adaptation of the method of Philo, a Jewish interpreter who lived from 20 b. Philo also lived in Alexandria. He, being a Jew of the Diaspora, was not very influential among the rabbis, but had a great impact among the Hellenistic intellectuals of Alexandria, which was the seat of learning in that day.
Philo agreed with the rabbis that the Old Testament was given by God. He believed God uniquely spoke through the Hebrew Scripture and the Greek philosophers, especially Plato.
Therefore, every aspect of the text had meaning—every sentence, clause, word, letter, and even the smallest embellishment or idiosyncrasy of the text. Philo, although using some of the same idiosyncrasies of grammar and spelling, found hidden meanings in the text as it related to Platonism.
The rabbis were interested in applying the Mosaic Law to daily life, while Philo wanted to reinterrpet the history of Israel in light of his Platonic world view.
To do this he had to totally remove the Old Testament from its historical context. His basic approach was to allegorize the text if: One of its first leaders was Clement of Alexandria a. He believed that the Bible contained different levels of meaning in order to make the Scriptures relevant to different kinds of people, cultures, and periods of time.
These levels were 1. He was the first textual critic, apologist, commentator, and systematic theologian. A good example of his approach can be found in his interpretation of Pro. He combines it with I Thess. In this way every passage in the Bible has three levels of interpretation.
It can be characterized in its developed form by Augustine a. However, the abuses of the non-historical, non-grammatical method led to the formulation of another school of interpretation. The Historical-Grammatical textual-focused school of Antioch of Syria third century accused the allegorist of 1.
It is obvious that Jesus Matt. The major problem is that there is no means to substantiate the meaning from the text itself Silva The sinfulness of mankind has turned this method and all methods to some extent into a means to prove almost anything and then to call it biblical.
They concluded that the literal sense is too mean and poor, and that, under the outer back of the letter, there lurks deeper mysteries, which cannot be extracted but by beating out allegories.
And this they had no difficulty in accomplishing; for speculation which appear to be ingenious have always been preferred, and always will be preferred, by the world to solid doctrine…with approbation the licentious system gradually attained such a height, that he who handled Scripture for his own amusement not only was suffered to pass unpunished, but even attained the highest applause.
For many centuries no man was considered to be ingenious, who had not the skill and daring necessary for changing into a variety of curious shapes the sacred word of God. This was undoubtedly a contrivance of Satan to undermine the authority of Scripture, and to take away from the reading of it the true advantage.Redrawing the Line between Hermeneutics and Application 89 Reformed and evangelical tradition to continue insisting on this separation and a proper control of application by undistorted interpretation.
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3. Living By the Book by Howard G. Hendricks. 4. Why Christians Fight Over the Bible by John Newport. Report Inappropriate Ad. Limits Of Cultural Interpretation. J. Robertson Mcquilkin* The task of bridging the gap between the distant world of the Biblical writers and the contemporary world is not new.
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