S620 Messianic Jewish Hermeneutics (MJS with permission& MRS)
This course is a study of basic hermeneutics (defined as the art and science of the interpretation of the Scriptures) from a uniquely Messianic Jewish perspective. The course provides a concise introduction to everything from the definition of hermeneutics and exegesis, to the importance of worldview, critical thinking, nomenclature usage, and sound principles of interpretation. Primacy of place is given to the primary sources from the Tanakh to the Talmudic Literature. Because all Jewish learning is for living, this course upholds the assertion that the task of Messianic Jewish hermeneutics is to interpret sacred Scripture in ways that nurture a God- and Messiah-centered life.