DB1 NBST 610 Hermeneutics.docx - 1 Give a definition of hermeneutics and then offer a discussion of the importance of the following components in

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1 Give a definition of hermeneutics and then offer a discussion of the importance of the following components in interpretation--the role of the author of the text, the role of the original readers of the text, or the role of the interpreter. What kind of impact does this particular participant provide on an attempt to discover the meaning of a text? How important is this component? Hermeneutics, simply put, is the art and science of interpretation. However, what this entails is a long list of factors such as the hurdles of linguistics, historical, social, and cultural gaps that exist between the ancient and the modern worlds. 1 These all work together to create a solution in figuring out what an author was trying to convey in the message that was given. Not necessarily an easy task per say, but one that can lead you on a journey of discovery and excitement, especially when it come to the hermeneutics of God’s word. Again, there are many factors that go into hermeneutics, and we will discuss a few here. First we have the role of the author of the text. We must examine the context in which the author was writing. What were his/her general living conditions and what point in history where they writing in? Who was the author writing too? These are all important questions to ask when trying to find out about who wrote the text. Once we figure this out we must then forget about our modern advancements and try to understand what the meaning of the text would have been in the time and place the author wrote it. This will go a long way in understanding what they were trying to convey to their audience.
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