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Contents Abbreviations 00 Preface to the Third Edition 00 Preface to the First Edition 00 1. Introduction: The Need to Interpret 00 2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation 00 3. The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually 00 4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions 00 5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use 00 6. Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent 00 7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions 00 8. The Parables: Do You Get the Point? 00 9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel 00 10. The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel 00 11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers and Ours 00 12. Wisdom: Then and Now 00 13. The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope 00 Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries 00 Index of Names 00 Scripture Index 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Bible Study and teaching