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PURPOSE

            Welcome to Exegesis International! This website is designed to provide valuable resources and materials related to the exegesis of the Bible, which is the world’s singularly true and revelatory written account of God to mankind. He did this for at least 3 reasons: 1) to teach mankind about Himself and all that He created; 2) to offer mankind the opportunity to enter into a right relationship with Him, which leads into eternity; and 3) to enable mankind to live successfully and wisely in this world, which exists under a curse because of the sin that man committed against God and against himself.

 

            The purpose of Exegesis International is to be a tool to bring greater clarity to the teachings and meaning of the Bible and the fields related to its study. Any proper understanding of the Bible is based on the application of sound hermeneutical principles, which are the rules for playing the game. If one plays a game by the rules, he plays the game fairly and has a chance to win; the same is true for interpreting the Bible correctly. The best hermeneutical approach to studying the Bible is the grammatical-historical method of interpretation. With this method, a detailed study of the grammatical, lexical, and syntactical elements of a given passage is made, in addition to a background study of the historical environment surrounding the passage and the entire book of which it is a part. What is included on the website?

 
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            Exegesis International’s primary goal is to make various resources available that will aid those desiring to study the Bible deeply and effectively. Such tools are offered in the Biblical Text section of the website, which includes translations of various books and texts of the Bible, definitions of Hebrew and Greek vocabulary words, and Exegetical Digests and Insights. Available in the Resources section are Papers and published Articles, plus Class Notes written by various teachers.

 

            Several disciplines related to the Biblical Text also have great value, complementing the study of the Bible itself. One such discipline is Textual Criticism, which seeks to establish the original readings on the autographs (inspired original writings of the biblical authors), since surviving Greek and Hebrew manuscripts occasionally disagree with each other in how the text is worded. A second discipline is Biblical History, which primarily focuses on the Ancient Near East (ANE) as the context of Israel’s plight in antiquity, and thus on Israel’s neighbors with whom they interacted, such as Egypt (making Egyptology useful to study). Included in this discipline, and also worthy of in-depth study, is Biblical geography and archaeology, whose focus is on the places where the events of the Bible transpired and the explanation of the significance of the remains that these ancient peoples left behind in those places.

 

Golden Quotes

“I had a good philosophy teacher who refused to give us answers until we literally hurt with the questions.”

 

      – Carl F. H. Henry

 

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