Concordia Theological Monthly

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hermeneutics, exegesis, hermeneutical, historical, interpretation, revelation, theology, preaching, salvation, ebeling

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


One is sometimes tempted to the thought that the theologian's work is often carried out not in obedience to the Great Commission of Matt. 28:19 f.: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations … teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you," but rather in compliance with an unknown saying which might run: "Go ye therefore and discuss with all nations, … and make into problems whatsoever I have commanded you.” It is thus with some diffidence that I have left the word "problem" in the heading of this paper. But I do it for the following reason. One does not have to do much reading in the Biblical disciplines to realize that hermeneutics has at present gained a position of central importance in this field, as in the whole study of theology. We can go so far as to say that the whole present scholarly discussion in New and Old Testament theology reflects an interest in the hermeneutical problem.


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Matthew 28:19;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars