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Hermeneutics - Part 3

Hermeneutics-Part3

The lesson on November 15, 2020 was part 3 of the "Hermeneutics" study and focused on using a Lexicon in your studies.  A lexicon compares usage of words to help determine it's meanings.  A lexicon does not define words for every particular context but gives categorical summaries which are helpful in looking for directions of study and possibilities.  Wayne used this lesson to show examples of the synonymous words for "other" and "another".  In the Greek, allos = another of the same kind (denoting numerical distinction).  Heteros = another of a different kind (usually denoting generic distinction.  The example we started with was from Galatians 1:6,7 KJV.  "6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."  Wayne taught us how to handle the proper interpretation in this and every case.  The most important factor in deciding what a word means is its context.  We learned of several examples where using a Lexicon would suggest it means one interpretation but the context shows it supports the other meaning. The scripture reading was from 2 Samuel 7:8 KJV

"8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:"