The art and science, some say theory and practice), of interpretation (here and now)
What do Fee & Stuart say is the aim of a good interpretation?
To get at the "plain meaning" of the text.
What do Fee & Stuart is NOT the aim of good interpretation?
The aim of good interpretation is not uniqueness; one is not trying to discover what no one else has ever seen before.
Fee & Stuart define "The Bible" in part as... The Bible is not a series of...
-The Bible is GOD'S WORD -The Bible is Not a series of propositions and imperatives (a collection of sayings from God)
What kinds of "communication" does God use to convey His Word?
Almost every available kind of communication: Narrative history, genealogies, chronicles, laws of all kinds, poetry of all kinds, proverbs, prophetic oracles, riddles, drama, biographical sketches, parables, letters, sermons, & apocalypses.
"To interpret properly the "then and there" of the biblical texts, you must..."
not only know some general rules that apply to all the words of the Bible, but you also need to learn the special rules that apply to each of these literary forms (genres).