Bible Interpretation and Book Interpretation
The Bible was created thousands of years ago. But it has been studied and interpreted by many people in different cultures and times. And that is why many Bible scholars, who are Christians and have studied the Bible, can write commentaries and books on the same. As a result, these scholars have come up with many explanations on various passages in the Bible.
Even different people who are not religious have used their own interpretations to interpret the Bible. Many times, these people interpret the Bible in a way that contradicts each other. It is not always their fault for interpreting the Bible the way they do. But nevertheless, it happens as the result of interpretation by different people. But even so, if we make it simple then it will become easier to understand the Bible in a better way.
In any book, there will be chapters written by different authors. These chapters and verses were written by different people who took the Bible in a different way. When these people write down a chapter or verse, they either make a literal interpretation of it, or they take it in a spiritual or metaphorical way. When we talk about spiritual and metaphorical interpretation of a passage, there will be those verses which will imply that many things are possible or not possible.
In some passages, people have interpreted the passages according to their philosophy. Their interpretation is done in a way that it may seem difficult to understand. Sometimes the people do not know the meaning of a certain passage in the Bible and that is why they are unable to interpret it in the proper way. It is because they do not know what the meaning of a particular passage means.
Metaphors are sometimes seen in many Bible books. These metaphors are usually spoken by the prophet or the leader of the times. At times, it is said that the book is a book of metaphors and that the meaning is sometimes unknown to the person who is reading the book. There are many verses in the Bible that mean different things according to different people. In this case, the Bible will be interpreted differently by different people who interpret it according to their own philosophy.
If we study the Bible for too long, we would find different interpretations of the same passages in the same book. At times, there will be those verses which are literal and there will be those verses which are metaphorical. It is all a result of the different readings of the same Bible. Moreover, there are cases when the literal meaning is said in the figurative way.
At times, the writer of the book will adopt a different philosophy or a different viewpoint which will affect the interpretation of the passages in the book. For example, in the book of Judges, the author of the book will say that all the Israelites should be killed. Some of the people will agree with the author, while some of them will disagree with the author of the book.
This is how people misinterpretation can occur. There are too many examples of misinterpretation in the Bible. But it is all the result of man’s interpretations and writing down the same Bible.