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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Biblical Hermeneutics
Keywords for Online Searching: : Biblical Interpretation, Cultural Hermeneutics, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Contextual Interpretation

Associated Journals and Organizations:

SBL Program Units:
African Biblical Hermeneutics
African-American Biblical Hermeneutics
Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics
Character Ethics and Biblical Interpretation
Contextual Biblical Interpretation
Ecological Hermeneutics
LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics
Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture
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What is Bible?
In the summer of 2010 SBL, University of Koblenz-Landau and University of Vienna (Prof. Karin Finsterbusch/ Prof. Armin Lange) organized an international symposium dedicated to the question of What is Bible? 
 Listen to the lectures here.

An Introduction to Hermeneutics: A big word, but a simple idea.  Here is an introductory article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 

Biblical Hermeneutics:  How do we go about reading the Bible?  How do we decide what we think it means?  Here are some ways to begin thinking about big questions. 

Hermeneutics in the Light of Langauge and Literature:  An article by a biblical scholar concerning hermeneutics. 

Hans-Georg Gadamer: The founding thinker or philosophical hermeneutics.  Here is a description of his thought.

 
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