Scriptural Hermeneutics Bibliography for the English-Reading Layperson

Barrick, William D., “Exegetical Fallacies: Common Mistakes Every Student of the Bible Must Avoid.” (article, 12 pp.) (PDF, and online edition is here).

Carson, D. A., Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1996).

Franzmann, Martin H., The Word of the Lord Grows: An Introduction to the Origin, Purpose, and Meaning of the New Testament (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1961).

Fuerbringer, Ludwig Ernst, Theological Hermeneutics: An Outline for the Classroom (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1924).

Gerhard, Johann, Joshua J. Hayes trans., On Interpreting Sacred Scripture and Method of Theological Study (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017).

Hummel, Horace D., The Word Becoming Flesh: An Introduction to the Origin, Purpose, and Meaning of the Old Testament ( St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1979).

Illyricus, Matthias Flacius, Wade R. Johnston trans., How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures (Saginaw: Magdeburg Press, 2011).

Johansson, Torbjörn, Robert Kolb, and Johann Anselm Steiger, Hermeneutica Sacra (Historia Hermeneutica Series Studia) (German and English Edition) (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010).

Kuske, David P., Biblical Interpretation: The Only Right Way (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1995).

Maier, Gerhard, Robert W. Yarbrough trans., Biblical Hermeneutics (Wheaton: Crossway, 1994).

Porter, Stanley E. and Beth M. Stovell, eds., Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012).

Reumann, John, ed., Studies in Lutheran Hermeneutics (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979).

Schaum, Charles P., Albert B. Collver III, Breath of God, Yet Work of Man: Scripture, Philosophy, Dialogue, and Conflict (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2019).

Surburg, Raymond F., A Summary of Lutheran Hermeneutical Principles (Fort Wayne: Concordia Theological Seminary Printshop, n.d.) (PDF, an online edition is here).

Surburg, Raymond Frederick, “The Historical Method in Biblical Interpretation,” Concordia Theological Monthly, Volume: 23 Number: 2, p. 81-104, 1952. (PDF, an online edition is here)

Voelz, James W., What Does This Mean?, 2nd ed. rev. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2013).

Wengert, Timothy J., Word of Life: Introducing Lutheran Hermeneutics, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2019).

About T. R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson was born in Sidney, Montana on July 14, 1953, baptized at Pella Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana on November 8, 1953, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota in 1968. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Sidney, Montana. They have three sons and six grandchildren. T. R. farms at Wildrose, North Dakota, and is Deputy County Attorney in Sidney, Montana. He has been a computer programmer; and an author, conference speaker, instructor, and consultant to industry in online legal information. He is among the authors of the religion column in the Sidney Herald at Sidney, Montana. He is the Editor of

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