Monthly Archives: June 2015

John Frame: “The meaning of Scripture is its application.”

I would even maintain that the meaning of the law is discerned in this process of application. Imagine two scholars discussing the eighth commandment. One claims that it forbids embezzlement. The other thinks he understands the commandment but can’t see any … Continue reading

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John Frame on whether biblical theology is more biblical than systematic theology

People often get excited about biblical theology (as opposed, particularly, to systematics) because it seem to them to be close to the biblical text. It uses more of the actual biblical vocabulary than does systematics, and it goes through the … Continue reading

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John Frame on allegory, authorial intent, and creativity in biblical interpretation

The Richness of Scripture’s Meaning The traditional concern for contextual exegesis must be qualified somewhat by some implications from our principle that meaning is application and application is meaning. The meaning of a text is any use to which it … Continue reading

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