Inductive Bible study is a practical, relevant, and
time-tested approach to interpreting Scripture. This volume
incorporates insights from contemporary evangelical hermeneutics
into an approachable, step-by-step process moving from observation
through interpretation and on to the application of God’s Word.
Each step is viewed through the lenses of the hermeneutical triad,
exploring the historical, literary, and theological elements that
impact how one observes, interprets, and applies the Bible. Chapter
by chapter, Inductive Bible Study explores a broad
representation of biblical texts as it illustrates the steps of
inductive methodology across the literary landscape of Scripture.
Important features of the book include comparing translations,
asking the right questions of the text, basic discourse analysis,
considering various facets of context, the study of words and
phrases, interpretive and thematic correlation, evaluating
relevance and determining legitimacy in application, the role of
the Holy Spirit in appropriating Scripture, and doing theology as
the outflow of inductive Bible study.