hermeneutics

Hermeneutics is a fancy word for interpretation. If you're interested in understanding the Bible on a deeper level, you might want to try hermeneutics.

In Greek mythology, Hermes was the God of many things, including language and writing. He was every English teacher's dream. The word hermeneutics means the interpretation of language, whether written or spoken. Generally, hermeneutics is an activity that interests biblical scholars, and the word is sometimes used in philosophy as well. If you enjoy sitting in a library poring over the same book for hours from every angle, then you will love hermeneutics.

Definitions of hermeneutics
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n the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

Type of:
divinity, theology
the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

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