Hermeneutics is the study of the process of interpretation. The main goal of the course is for the student to study and practice proper methods of biblical hermeneutics. Toward this goal, the student will study the correct use of historical context, cultural context, literary context, and biblical context, as well as the role of original languages in the interpretation of the Bible. The student will also be introduced to the history of biblical hermeneutics and other contemporary approaches to biblical hermeneutics. Much of the course work will focus on the interpretation of a passage in the Bible to be chosen by the student, and culminates in the writing of an exegetical paper documenting the interpretation and meaning of that passage.