Hermeneutics is the science and art of biblical interpretation. It is something that every reader of the Bible does, whether or not s/he is aware that this activity is happening. As evidenced by a large number of different denominations, there are various ways of interpreting scripture. This course will lay out in a scientific and orderly fashion the common categories and rules for biblical interpretation while also appreciating and exploring the artistic flexibility that is also an inherent part of interpreting scripture. To be a skilled interpreter of scripture, one must learn to balance the scientific rules and the art of applying these rules. Such is the primary aim and objective of this course.