Over twenty years ago, D. A. Carson published his volume entitled Exegeti- cal Fallacies (Grand Rapids: Baker, ). In it he covers the areas of word-study. This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices. “In short, this is an amateur’s collection of exegetical fallacies” (p). In this book, D.A. Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from.

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It assumes that you know at least some Greek. The author succumbed to one of the fallacies he described, since his arguments presumed a more robust dogmatic? Exegetical Fallacies by D.

The only part I thought D. Mar 27, Eric rated it it was amazing. This fallacy leads to word-studies where one uses the etymology of the word to determine its meaning. Be willing to press through and gloss over the areas you feel you have no category for and you will benefit from pulling the gold out of other areas.

First, have humility about what we actually know or can know. Baker BooksMar 1, – Religion – pages.

This awareness darson prepare them to better evaluate arguments they come across in commentaries and other exegetical resources. But this is a good thing, because if you are aware of your errors than you can correct them.

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The book is relatively easy to follow, and does not require knowledge of Greek, although it is helpful. False Assumptions About Technical Meaning — Assuming gallacies a word always or almost always carries a technical meaning wherever used, disregarding the possibility that words can have more than one meaning including a technical one and can be used in more than one way. Jul 17, Ben rated it it was amazing. Are we reconstructing historical events correctly, and what caused them?

Below are listed several exegetical fallacies that deal with the improper use of logic. This book isn’t really for a reader like me. This book is a must-read for any Bible teacher, Pastor, or anyone handling God’s word in any way. There was in fact significant semantic exefetical overlap with “phileo” due to homonymic clash between “kyneo” to kiss and “kyno” to impregnate.

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Purely Emotive Appeals— Assuming that emotional appeals based on sincerity and conviction can supplant the role of reason and logic.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various There was a problem filtering reviews right now. While a scholarly topic dallacies is relatively easy to read. Some minor alterations have been made for improvement of clarity or intelligibility.

Presuppositional and Historical Fallacies. This fallacy is the first to arrive when one fails to properly achieve distanciation. Presuppositional and Historical Fallacies 5.

Exegetical Fallacies

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I can also hold the Word of God more delicately, humbled at how hard it is to truly understand meaning through the distance of time, language, and culture.

Jun 12, Kenneth Trax rated it it was amazing. See 1 question about Exegetical Fallacies…. I enjoyed this book, it gave me a greater appreciation of biblical scholarship. Or perceiving the time reference of the conditional statement to be in relation to the speaker rather than in reference to the protasis.

I’d love to use this text in a hermeneutics class, but since I’m trying to teach students to be lovers of the Word of God and not to be pompous, self-important, condescending jerks, I’ll have to look for another text. He explains how Greek is a very flexible language and that assumptions based on a little Greek knowledge could actually be very incorrect!

He has been at Trinity since You’ve probably heard this expressed as follows “God chose the 1st AD exegeitcal reveal Jesus so that the NT could be expressed in Greek which is the most precise language. The Influence of the Principles of Orality on the In other words, no distinction is made between language and the way people think.


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To argue that the Bible is authoritative, but to be unable to come to anything like agreement on what it says even with those who share an evangelical commitmentis self-defeating.

It certainly helps in recognizing the pitfalls of interpreting the Bible, and teaches us to exegeticql more while we study the Bible. Reading faplacies modern usage into this KJV translation is an example of this fallacy.

Jun 19, Jimmy added it. The author even uses two examples where he has been found guilty of exegetical fallacies.

I particularly was challenged to think more carefully when it comes to the boo This is a good book for those who engage carsob exegesis of the Bible. They are drawn from a wide variety fallavies sources, from popular level writing to scholarly academic papers. God, after all, is a thinking God! It is here where the sobering remarks most prominently affect the reader’s heart and make him examine himself or herself more carefully when doing the faolacies of exegesis or just the task of trying to understand God’s Word, period.

The pride he describes leads exegetes to judgmental attitudes and blindness to their own errors, but despair cripples them with fear and with the heavy burden of responsibly handling the Scriptures. Without these processes we would be severely limited in our capacity to interpret the Bible carsom all. This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices.

Each fallacy points to a specific violation of a law of logic that ignores the logical constraints that must be applied to knowledge in order for it to be properly correlated. Such a series of words is referred to as a context.

The Non Sequitur — Assuming that a statement or conclusion logically flows from a previous statement without proper cause or connection.