ACCESS: This video is in English with the addition of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and English captions. You can find the original video HERE.

What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 3

John Piper will continue to answer these questions:
1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?
Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #3: Reading a text in order to discover the author’s intention, is the humble path to greater knowledge and true wisdom.

It is arrogant to ignore or discount the author’s intention, assuming you have nothing to learn from others.

Scripture References
Psalm 25:9, Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 2:3-5, 2 Peter 3:18

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

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