Hermeneutical Maxim (Against Various “Wax Nose” Hermeneutics)


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fake_glasses_and_nose_public_domain_thx_openclipart_johnny_automatic_1200x1200No matter how clever, sophisticated, erudite, linguistically astute, or stunningly beautiful in its complexity your interpretive scheme may be, if it requires you to ignore or dismiss patently clear passages of Scripture, or to interpret them to mean what any honest reader will admit they do not mean, your interpretive scheme cannot be correct.

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