A Ricoeurian hermeneutic affords readers of the Old Testament an opportunity to access
the biblical text anew as a source and norm for faith. Reese gave a convenient summarising
description of Ricoeur’s hermeneutical approach. Ricoeur organised his considerations around
four poles, namely distanciation, objectification, projecting of a world, and appropriation.
These operate as the structuring considerations of a Ricoeurian hermeneutic and were
illustrated with a sample proverb (i.e. Pr 14:2) from the collection Proverbs 10:1–15:33.