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Scriptura scripturam interpretatur

(Lat. “Scripture interprets Scripture”). The hermeneutical principle that Scripture interprets itself, i. e., the meaning of a passage is to be understood in the context and light of other passages. The principle has also been stated: Scriptura sacra sui ipsius interpres (Lat. “Sacred Scripture [is] its own interpreter”). See also Analogy of Faith; Exegesis, 7; Hermeneutics, 4.

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