As a basic manual, Principles of Biblical Interpretation has equal. Its author, Louis Berkhof, was one of the most prominent evangelical theologians of the 20th century when this book was published in 1950. Berkhof helps the reader take the first steps toward grammatical, historical, and theological interpretation. He teaches Bible students how to remove the distance between the biblical author and the reader by understanding the author's cultural context and discovering the author's purpose. Berkhof kws that when we study the Bible, it is t eugh that we understand the meaning of secondary authors; we must also learn how to kw the mind of the Spirit.