Definition of Hermeneutical

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to hermeneutics, the study or theory of the methodical interpretation of text, especially holy texts. ¹

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Definition of Hermeneutical

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Medical Definition of Hermeneutical

1. Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase. Origin: Gr, fr. To interpret: cf. F. Hermeneutique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermeneutical

hermaphrodite brig
hermaphrodite brigs
hermeneutic circle
hermeneutical (current term)
hermetic seal
hermetic seals
hermetically sealed

Literary usage of Hermeneutical

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1. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1859)
"FAIRBAIRN'S hermeneutical MANUAL.' What is wanted, above all things else, in a hermeneutical Manual of the New Testament, is the clear statement and ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"hermeneutical RULES OF THE KABBALAH WE HAVE space only to explain a few of the more important rules no frequently used in the Kabbalistic interpretation of ..."

3. Manual of Historico-critical Introduction to the Canonical Scriptures of the by Carl Friedrich Keil, George Cunninghame Monteath Douglas, Friedrich Bleek (1882)
"The hermeneutical treatment of the Old Testament, or its exposition, according to Jewish principles and methods, must therefore assume a different character ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1837)
"The Biblical Cabinet; or hermeneutical, Exegetical, and Philological Library. Vol. XXI. Edinburgh : Clarke. 1837. THE present volume contains a translation ..."

5. The Infallibility of the Church: A Course of Lectures Delivered in the by George Salmon (1890)
"... X. hermeneutical TRADITION. O OMETHING must now be said as to a lower claim that K-' has been made for tradition; it has been put forward by some, ..."

6. The Doctrine of Sacred Scripture: A Critical, Historical, and Dogmatic by George Trumbull Ladd (1883)
"Comparatively few instances of hermeneutical error in interpreting prophecy more serious than those already mentioned occur in the New Testament. ..."

7. The Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (1859)
"hermeneutical disquisition on the subject.—Philosophical principles applied to it.—Strong Confirmatory Arguments of the Catholic Interpretation, ..."

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