Audio for Hermeneutics Study

Hermeneutics - Part 1

The lesson on November 1, 2020 was part 1 of the "Hermeneutics" study.  In this opening lesson, Wayne provides us some insights into the word and how the Greeks believed some of the myth of Hermes in that he could quickly deliver the message between the gods having winged sandals.  We were introduced to where the Greek word shows up in scripture.  There were three Greek words used to describe interpret and we convered some of the scriptures where it was used. We also used this with the two disciples on the way to Emmaus.  With proper interpretation we receive the proper understanding of...

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...

Hermeneutics - Part 3

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 =...

Hermeneutics - Part 4

The lesson on November 22, 2020 was part 4 of the "Hermenuetics" study.  The focus this week was on Parables and how it is important to understand why Jesus used them and for what purpose they served.  Wayne spent the first ten minutes of this lesson to remind us of the problem we have in America when we have two parties not identifying the real problem, which is a spiritual problem with America.  Until we fix that, we will not solve our national problems.  We then looked at the word "Parable" and was reminded of the Greek "παραβολή" words that mean "throwing along side".   Parables were...