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It contains essential information that will be frequently referenced. In the Jewish community, there are four basic methods of interpretation used to understand the Scriptures.

According to the Encyclopedia Judaica, they are:. This consists of applying to the text of the Bible the normal standards of diction, style, and arrangement in order to understand the plain meaning. Of the four, this is the interpretive method the rabbis prefer. This method consists of deriving from Scripture the allegorical meaning of the text.


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An allegory is a symbolic explanation. The rabbis tend to see extensive symbols in the biblical text.

However, most of their symbolic interpretations cannot be substantiated by the text. The vast majority of rabbinic Remez is simply clever, intellectual, imaginative speculation.

This method consists of finding hints or allusions in the Bible on the nature of God and yebrew soul, etc. By fluid I mean that it is considered valid to apply each of these four methods to the same verse in the Bible in order to determine the meaning.

As a result, in the rabbinical mind, any particular verse can have four levels of meaning:. The writers of the New Testament quote the Hebrew Scriptures using the cultural mindset of the day in which they lived. In fact, Matthew uses all four methods, one after the other, in Chapter 2 of his book.

Messianic Jewish theology – Wikipedia

This reflects his first-century Jewish mindset and culture. Finally, in Matthew 2: All quotes of the Hebrew Scriptures in the New Testament will always fit into one of these four categories. The Cbadasha Testament, because it is a Jewish book and written by Jewish authors, is very consistent in the way it uses the Hebrew Scriptures.


The following terminology will be used when referring to these four categories.

Messianic Jewish theology

I will call them:. You would be wise to master this material. A mastery of these ideas will go a long way to aid your understanding of prophecy and your ability to defend the Bible against critics.

According to the Encyclopedia Judaica, they are: In the Talmud, in Shabbat 63A, this statement is found: The Philosophical or Rationalistic — Remez: The fourth interpretive method is the Mystical or Allegorical- Sod: As a result, in the rabbinical mind, any particular verse can have four levels of meaning: I will call them: Brooklyn, NY, and, if included, is incorporated herein pursuant to exclusive license.

Ariel Ministries,chaddasha ; see also Cooper, Dr. Biblical Research Society,pp. Click to print Opens in new window.

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