HERMENEUTICS THE STUDY OF THE INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURES
The English word "hermeneutics" comes from the Greek verb "hermeneuo" and noun
"hermeneia." These words are ultimately sourced back to Hermes the Greek
mythological god who brought the messages of the gods to the mortals. He was
responsible for communicating what was beyond human understanding into a form that
human intelligence could grasp. He was also known as the god of science, inventions,
speech, writing, literature and eloquence. He was the messenger or interpreter of the gods,
and particularly of his father Zeus.