Herma and Herman Neutics Again!
The Bible must be read like every other book.
Every kind of analysis we can apply to other ancient texts we should apply to the Bible.
The Bible must be read like no other book.
Only in this book do we have a "love letter" from God.
(Don't gag out on the last phrase, friends. No less than Dietrich Bonhoeffer uses it and Herman will share more about that next time.)