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Bible - Biblical Hermeneutics
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Part of Bible:

1. Introduction

2. Versions

3. Biblical Hermeneutics

4. Scripture Reading

Hermeneutics (έρμηνευτιϰή sc. τέχνη, the art of interpretation) is to be distinguished from exegesis, which is the actual process of interpretation. In the technical sense, biblical hermeneutics is the investigation and determination of the rules and principles which guide the interpretation of Scripture. It is the theory or method of scriptural interpretation.

1. History. The effort to work out hermeneutical principles was begun in the ancient Church by Origen.

It received new impulses f…

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Аnton Vögtle, “Bible - Biblical Hermeneutics”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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