The publication of several series of theological commentaries since the year 2000 marked the
entrance of the discipline Theological interpretation of the Bible on the hermeneutical front. A
lack of well-developed methodological considerations, underlying the practice of Theological
interpretation of the Bible has, however, handicapped the theological interpretation of Bible
texts. It is the aim of this article to contribute to the development thereof. Three metahermeneutical
aspects that make up the broad methodological foundation of Theological
interpretation of the Bible, namely metaphysics, epistemology and ethics are explored.
Dr Anneke Viljoen is
participating in the research
project, ‘Second Temple
Literature and Qumran’,
directed by Dr Ananda
of Old Testament Studies,
Faculty of Theology,
University of Pretoria.