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Hermeneutics And Exegesis; Are These Reliable Epistemic Methods Of Inquiry?

These two words (Hermeneutics and Exegesis) have seen so popularity on this forum, courtesy of Syrup. While I had some superficial familiarity with these words, I am not up to speed with the methodology yet. I have a number of questions about these arts, directed particularly at its advocates (Syrup and Imhotep).

1) Are these reliable methods of understanding ancient text?

2) have these been empirically validated?

3) Are they and text from the bible that have been illuminated by these techniques and subsequently validated by independent means?

4) Are the parts of the bible that do not admit of Hermeneutics and Exegesis analysis?

In the meantime, I shall do more research on the subject.

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Guys, if you really want to know about Hermeneutics then you need look no further than one of the greatest hermeneuticists that the world has ever known. He hails from our own dear native land, Nigeria. The Late Great Olufela Anikulapo Kuti.

What is DEMOCRACY?

Demo (nstration) of Cracy(iness). A crazy demonstration.

TECHNOLOGY is a yoruba word. Because anything you want to do with technology you must press something whether it is a switch or a knob before the machinery or engine or apparatus will wake up and come to life. If you want to drive a car you will first press something and then the fire/energy will go forth to wake the engine up.

In other words you must te e ki ina lo ji. which means Press it so that the fire can wake up. Te e (press it) ki ina (that the fire) lo ji (go forth and wake it up). HEnce you have teekinoloji. TEchnology.

How did Fela find out that his Son Femi was in fact JEsus Christ. He thought about it. When you yab Jesus what is that? They say you Blasphemy. Blast Femi? What is implied here is that Jesus and Femi are synonymous and interchangeable.

Why does Germany start all the world wars? Yoruba exegesis reveals it. Ija ma ni! It's about fighting. Germany is Ijamani.

There are many more exegesis that can be applied. Fela, though one of the greatest exponents of the art, was not the only one. It is a method that has been used in nigeria for many years. England is Igi li a n di. We are tying sticks. and many more. . . .

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Imhotep,

Thanks for your contribution, but it fall a little short. See below;

Examples pls?

Examples pls?

Examples Pls?

Examples Pls?

I look forward to you providing the much-needed examples to support your case

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Definitions =>

1) Hermeneutics may be described as the development and study of theories of the interpretation and understanding of texts. In contemporary usage in religious studies, hermeneutics refers to the study of the interpretation of religious texts. It is more broadly used in contemporary philosophy to denote the study of theories and methods of the interpretation of all texts and systems of meaning.

The concept of "text" is here extended beyond written documents to any number of objects subject to interpretation, such as experiences. A hermeneutic is also defined as a specific system or method for interpretation, or a specific theory of interpretation.

2.) Exegesis (from the Greek ἐξηγεῖσθαι 'to lead out') involves an extensive and critical interpretation of an authoritative text, especially of a holy scripture, such as of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Qur'an, etc. Exegesis also is used to describe the elucidation of philosophical and legal texts.

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Clarification =>

One may encounter the terms exegesis and hermeneutics used interchangeably; however, there remains a distinction.

--> An exegesis is the interpretation and understanding of a text on the basis of the text itself.

--> A hermeneutic is a practical application of a certain method or theory of interpretation, often revolving around the contemporary relevance of the text in question.

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more material: http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/OTeSources/01-Genesis/Text/Articles-Books/Sailhamer_Gen1_TJ.pdf

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Hey,

Just found this on the internet: http://www.ankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/theological-dictionary/TD1W1200.pdf

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Hello again.

When I don't know what to said, I rather shut up. And such is the case now. I shall need to do some work on these first and them come back to you. Promise!

In the meantime, if you could bring me up to speed with these arts, that would be much appreciated? You got any sources or references you could recommend?

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