Manual of Biblical interpretation

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJoseph Muenscher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. LANGUAGE--INTERPRETATION. Before proceeding to exhibit in detail the principles and rules of Biblical Interpretation, it will facilitate our progress if we devote a few paragraphs to some general preliminary remarks on Language, with which Interpretation is concerned. Language is the expression of thought--the outward medium through which a communication is formed between mind and mind--the mode by which we convey to other minds a conception of the ideas, sentiments, and emotions, which exist in our own. There is no direct communication between the minds of men. One man cannot immediately perceive the thoughts and sentiments of another. If then we desire to make known to others the thoughts and feelings which lie within our breasts, we can do so only by resorting to some outward manifestation of them, i. e., to signs and symbols cognizable by the senses. But the necessary intercourse of mankind in social life,--the progressive improvement and advancement of individuals and communities, and the intellectual and moral culture of the race, render a mutual communication and interchange of thought and opinion among the various members and orders of society unavoidable and indispensible. There is found in man, also, a primeval principle ever urging him to represent outwardly what moves him strongly within, independently of any idea of utility, or a conscious desire to obtain a certain end by this development. Hence means were devised and resorted to from the first to facilitate this mutual communication. The means employed for this purpose are denominated the signs of ideas, and the term Language, in its broadest sense, includes all these means. Language is not absolutely indispensible to the existence of thought, but only to its development and exp...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. LANGUAGE--INTERPRETATION. Before proceeding to exhibit in detail the principles and rules of Biblical Interpretati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217862659

ISBN - 13:9780217862653

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