Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 324 INVITATION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology Invitation to Theological Studies see page 28 for full series ANDREAS J. KÖSTENBERGER & RICHARD D. PATTERSON 978-0-8254-3047-3 • $46.99 Hardback • 6 x 9 • 896 pages Biblical Studies / Hermeneutics Kregel Academic Rights: World Bible scholars Andreas Köstenberger (NT) and Richard Patterson (OT) provide seminarians and upper-level collegians a textbook utilizing the “hermeneutical triad” method. This approach to interpretation is based on giving due consider- ation to both the historical setting and the literary context, as well as the theological message. Working through the major genres of Scripture and showing how their method applies to each one, they provide RESOURCES FOR BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION interpretive examples to guide the student in proper exegesis. In addition to the examples, each chapter concludes with exer- cises and assignments. Also included is a helpful “Building a Biblical Studies Library” appendix. For the Love of God’s Word (shown on page 5) is an adaptation of Invitation to Biblical Interpretation for college students. Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior research professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His other publica- tions include A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters. Richard D. Patterson (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is distinguished professor emeritus at Liberty University. His other publications include Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: An Exegetical Commentary. CONTENTS 1. Welcome to the Hermeneutical Triad: History, Literature, and Theology Part 1: The Context of Scripture: History 2. Setting the Stage: Historical-Cultural Background Part 2: The Focus of Scripture: Literature 3. The Old Testament Canon: The Law, the Prophets, and the Writings 4. The New Testament Canon: The Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Apocalypse 5. Enjoying a Good Story: Old Testament Historical Narrative 6. A Word from the Wise: Poetry and Wisdom 7. Back to the Future: Prophecy 8. Hearing the Good News: New Testament Historical Narrative (Gospels and Acts) 9. Calling for Discernment: Parables 10. Going by the Letter: Epistles 11. Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Literature (Revelation) 12. The Importance of Context: Grammar, Syntax, and Discourse 13. The Meaning of Words: Linguistics, Semantics, and Exegetical Fallacies 14. A Way of Speaking: Interpreting Figurative Language Part 3: The Goal: Theology 15. Making the Connection: Getting Our Theology from the Bible 16. Getting Down to Earth: Using the Tools, Preaching and Applying the Word Appendix: Building a Biblical Studies Library