Definition of hermeneutics
a. The study of the theories, principles (rules) and the methods of biblical interpretation.
"That hermeneutics is the science teaches us the principles, laws, and methods of Interpretations." (L. Berkhof)
"Hermeneutics is the science of correct interpretation of the Bible." (Bernard Ramm)
b. Art that test the ability to apply the principles of biblical interpretation.
study of the whole process of interpretation (the overall concept of
the task of interpretation), especially in the spiritual dimension of
spiritual growth for the benefit of the interpreter.
Literally, the hermeneutics of meaning ''interpretation''. Hermeneutics etymologically from the Greek meaning Hemeneuin interpret
. (Abd al-Baghdadi; 2007; 8). Mudjia
Raharja also revealed that hermeneutics is a hermeneutics in the
English language, derived from the Greek word hermenia hermneuine and
each of which means "interpret" and "interpretation". The
term proficiency level in various forms can be found in the literature a
number of relics of ancient Greece, as used by Aristotle in a treatise
entitled Peri Hermenias (of interpretation). And works of plato (Mudjia
Raharja2008; 27). And Richard E. Palmer, 2005: 14).
Richard E. palmer, 2005, p, 16. suggests that the basic form of hermeneutiak first meaning is "to Expres" (express), "to assert" (assert) or "to say" (states). This is related to the function of "notice" of hermes.
New Encyclopedia Britannica writes that hermeneutics is the study of
general principles of biblical interpretation (the study of the general
prinsple of biblical interpretation). The
goal of hermeneutics is to find the truth and values preformance
bibel.ada Biblical interpretation of the four main models, namely 1. Literal interpretation, 2. Moral interpretation, 3. Allegorical interpretation, 4. Anagogical interpretation. (Abd al-Baghdadi; 2007; 8). (In Grondin, 1994, 20)