This course equips preachers, home group leaders and committed Christian who wish to read the scriptures intelligently with the fundamental hermeneutical skills, or rules of interpretation that have become standard operating procedures within the historic, evangelical faith. A large part of the course deals with interpreting biblical texts in context, within the many layers of context that apply. It also
deals with Rabbinical approaches to the Old Testament current within Second Temple Judaism and how Jesus was influenced by this but also had a unique way of reading the Old Testament. It shows how his hermeneutic then influenced the writers of the New Testament. It then explores charismatic approaches to the text and balances them with historic, ecumenical truth.