Hermeneutics is the principle and process of Biblical interpretations.
It is considered a science because it has rules and those rules can be classified in an orderly system and must be made applicable. It is considered an art because communication is flexible and because of those rules the application must be exercised in order to have a proper exegesis of the author or author’s intended meaning.
We are learning that in the study of any subject there are four different identifiable but overlapping developmental stages. We are studying these stages so that we may be equipped to study and teach God’s word to others.