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ISBN: 9789966003089
Imprint: HippoBooks
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 10
Publication Date: 14/04/2010
Pages: 128
Language: English

A Guide to Interpreting Scripture

Context, Harmony, and Application


Quoting verses without regard to context can have serious consequences. In A Guide to Interpreting Scripture, Dr Michael Kyomya illustrates what scriptural interpretation is, why it is important, how to do it, and the pitfalls to avoid. Full of ways to enrich your personal study of the Bible, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and instruction you need.

Author Bios

Michael Kyomya

Dr Michael Kyomya is the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Busoga in Uganda. He was previously academic dean at the Nairobi International School of Theology (NIST) in Kenya. In 1995 Michael and his wife, Florence, founded Hesed Ministries, Uganda, which aims to be a catalyst for spiritual renewal and growth in the Anglican Church of Uganda.


In just a few pages, Dr. Kyomya expertly explains how to read the Bible with an eye to finding its message, not creating one of our own.

Darrell L. Bock
Dallas Theological Seminary

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Abbreviations
    1. 1. Introduction
    2. 2. Need for Interpretation
    3. 3. Definition of Interpretation
    4. 4. Methods of Interpretation
    5. 5. Importance of Observation
    6. 6. Importance of Context
    7. 7. Pitfalls to Avoid
    8. 8. Two Types of Context
    9. 9. The Harmony of Scripture
    10. 10. Application and Context
    11. 11. Application and the Harmony of Scripture
    12. 12. Conclusion
  5. Notes
  6. Appendices
  7. Appendix 1 Interpreting Wisdom Literature
  8. Appendix 2 Interpreting Figures of Speech
  9. Appendix 3 Resources for Interpretation
  10. Further Reading