40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible
40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible tackles the major questions that students, pastors and professors ask about reading and understanding the Bible.
The book is divided into into four parts: getting started, approaching the bible generally, approaching specific texts, and issues in recent discussion. This accessible format allows teachers to utilize this book as a textbook and the curious student to understand the issues which are most pertinent to their study. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible will be essential reading for the student seeking to advance in biblical studies and for the pastor looking to teach the Bible with confidence.
“Robert Plummer’s new book is simply excellent. This is the best introductory book on biblical interpretation I’ve yet seen. I highly recommend it.”
-Justin Taylor, Associate Publisher, Crossway
“Aristotle once said that those who wished to succeed must ask the right preliminary questions. Plummer asks forty of them. Even better: he answers them, providing beginning students with all they need to know about biblical interpretation in general and the specific kinds of texts found in the Old and New Testaments in particular to begin interpreting the Bible profitably.”
–Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Blanchard Professor of Theology, Wheaton College
“Well written and carefully researched, I believe 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible is an invaluable resource for anyone who has serious questions about the Holy Scriptures.”
–Daniel Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“How appropriate that Plummer’s 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible is itself eminently understandable, crystal clear, and thoroughly engaging. The organization and breadth of coverage makes this book both a delight to read and highly instructive. Each chapter concludes with reflection questions and suggested resources for further study. I can’t imagine a more helpful introduction to the subject of biblical interpretation than Plummer has produced.”
–Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Read this excellent primer and read the Bible better as a result.”
–Darrell Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
About the Author
Robert L. Plummer (PhD) is associate professor of new Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A Bible scholar with a missionary heart, he wrote Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? and his articles have appeared in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theologcal Society, New Holman Bible Dictionary, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and other publications. He is a member of the evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.