Hermeneutics is the study and interpretation of scripture. Most of us just call it Bible Study.
- It could be fair to call this website a hermeneutical website.
- On the whole, you will find the word written with a prefix such as “Biblical hermeneutics”.
- Most Christian debates surrounding theology stem from different hermeneutical approaches.
While reading up on hermeneutics, I learned that Jewish and Christian biblical hermeneutics overlap but have very different interpretive traditions. Which goes some way to explaining why Jewish and Christian readings of scripture vary so much.
My use of the word hermeneutics.
I am not one for big words when shorter ones will do. However, with the Axioms Of Faith, I will be dealing with hermeneutics. I might, if I am feeling verbose, use the word. If I do, you should now know what I mean.