Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, 2nd ed.
Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology
An authoritative guide to accurately interpreting and applying God's Word
In this second edition of Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, Andreas Kostenberger leads the reader step-by-step through the process of interpreting and applying God's Word.
The primary principle is the hermeneutical triad, which consists of history, literature, and theology. Readers are equipped to explore the historical background of a biblical passage, analyze its literary genre and features, and derive its theological meaning in light of the biblical canon. Numerous examples are provided throughout to illustrate the concepts. A concluding chapter provides direction on practical application, preaching, and helpful tools for Bible study.
Additional features include key words and definitions at the end of each chapter, study questions, and practical exercises for applying the material. An appendix lists numerous resources for Bible study, including recommended commentaries for every book of the Bible.
The second edition updates these resources, as well as the sources cited throughout, and includes a revised chapter on the Old Testament canon. Instructors, students, pastors, and anyone who desires to interpret Scripture accurately will find this volume to be an indispensable addition to their library.
Andreas Köstenberger is a leading evangelical author and scholar. He is Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and the founding Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Köstenberger is the author of Invitation of Biblical Interpretation and numerous other books.
Richard D. Patterson (1929-2021) (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) was distinguished professor emeritus at Liberty University. He wrote well over 100 articles for major publishers and periodicals, including commentaries on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (Moody) and Joel and Kings (with Hermann Austel) for the second edition of the Expositor's Bible Commentary Series.