Interpreting The Word of God

Foundations and Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics

In Interpreting The Word of God, Dr. Kenneth Berding offers a “layman’s guide” to biblical hermeneutics, hermeneutics being the methods and principles by which to interpret a biblical text. Biblical hermeneutics brings to bear the expertise of a wide range of theological disciplines, and in this sense it is a complex subject. But what Berding shows is misunderstanding, misinterpreting, and misapplying the Bible, typically comes down to a small number of simple mistakes that everyone makes, but no one has to—not if you know what they are, and know what to look for.


About the Author

Kenneth Berding (Ken) is Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University where he has served since 2002 and is Founder of Bible Fluency (biblefluency.com). At Talbot/Biola he teaches courses in the Life & Letters of Paul, Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation, Biblical Greek, The Book of Romans, and Apostolic Fathers. He previously taught at Nyack College and as adjunct professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and Alliance Theological Seminary. Ken is the author of various academic and spiritual-life books and articles, and blogs regularly at kennethberding.com and thegoodbookblog.com.

Kenneth Berding, PhD