Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition PART 1: How to Read the Book---Basic Tools 1. Bible Translations [previously chapter 9] 2. The Interpretive Journey 3. How to Read the Book---Sentences 4. How to Read the Book---Paragraphs 5. How to Read the Book---Discourses PART 2: Contexts---Now and Then 6. The Historical-Cultural Context 7. What Do We Bring to the Text? 8. The Literary Context 9. Word Studies PART 3: Meaning and Application 10. Who Controls the Meaning? 11. Levels of Meaning 12. The Role of the Holy Spirit 13. Application PART 4: The Interpretive Journey---New Testament 14. New Testament---Letters 15. New Testament---Gospels 16. New Testament---Acts 17. New Testament---Revelation PART 5: The Interpretive Journey---Old Testament 18. Old Testament---Narrative 19. Old Testament---Law 20. Old Testament---Poetry 21. Old Testament---Prophets 22. Old Testament---Wisdom Appendix 1: Inspiration and Canon Appendix 2: Writing an Exegetical Paper Appendix 3: Building a Personal Library [replace with website?] Scripture Index Subject Index
J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon. From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God's Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.