Don Blackwell – How to Read the Bible for All its Worth (Understanding Structure, Basic Hermeneutics) 2 Timothy 2:15

Rules For Interpreting the Bible

  1. Every passage has but one meaning.
  2. The simplest, most obvious meaning is usually the correct one.
  3. Always allow the author’s own explanation to stand.
  4. Interpret in light of the context.
  5. Interpret in light of the environment of the author.
  6. Must be in harmony will all other passages.
  7. One passage will often explain another.
  8. All passages on a given subject must be studied.
  9. Observe the proper balance of Scriptural truth.
  10. Let plain passages determine difficult ones.