The ancient stories, poems, prophecies, and customs of the Bible have been interpreted in so many different ways for so many different contexts, times, and purposes. How can we find a stable meaning for any passage? Is biblical interpretation solely dependent on the beliefs and values of the interpreter?
Stephen Green addresses these questions and offers a responsible approach to studying the Bible. Exploring worldviews, the value-shaping function of words, and the role of the reader, the author skillfully points the way to bridging the gap between the historical context of the Bible and the present-day context of the reader. He introduces readers to the methods and tools needed to successfully understand and embody the transforming message of Scripture.