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Hermeneutics - Part 2


The lesson on November 8, 2020 was part 2 of the "Hermeneutics" study. In this lesson we learn about figures of speech used in the Bible. Wayne refers to the book "Figures of Speech Used in the Bible" by E.W. Bullinger.  In this book and also in the appendices of the Companion Bible, it explains that figures of speech are used to make speech interesting and they are used true to literary.  The Greeks studied figures of speech even before Christianity and used the term "schmema" to describe the form or shape of the words.  The Romans also studied it and used the word "figura" to describe the same thing.  Finally they are used throughout the bible and if not perceived can result in false notions and be used to bolster incorrect doctrine.  Wayne used the rest of the lesson to show us examples of where they are used in scripture.  He warned that if they are not interpreted correctly, you will create doctrine that is improper and not rightly divided. The scripture reading was from 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

"15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."