Grasping God's Word, 4th edition
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Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the
by J. Scott Duvall & J. Daniel Hays
Grasping God's Word
has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable
help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves.
This book will equip you with a five-step Interpretive Journey that will help you make sense of
any passage in the Bible. It will also guide you through all the different genres found in the
Bible to help you learn the specifics of how to best approach each one.
Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this
book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to
apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.
- Proven in classrooms across the country
- Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process
- Emphasis on real-life application
- Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials
This fourth edition includes revised chapters on word studies and Bible translations, updated
illustrations, cultural references, bibliography, and assignments. This book is the ideal
resource for anyone looking for a step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and
faithfully interpret the Bible.
Size: 7.6 x 9.5
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Pub. Date: October 13, 2020
Meet the Authors
J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor
of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of
Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek
and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on
Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.
J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the
Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist
University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored
Grasping God’s Word; Preaching God’s Word; Journey into God’s Word; The
Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?;
Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday
school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the