WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW 

WHO 
who wrote the book?
who was the book written to?
who was mentioned in the book?
who were the people in power?
who were the people that were affected by the message?

WHAT
what was the main reason the book was written?
what was the topic?
what was the theme?
what was going on at that time?
what style of literature is it? 

WHERE
where was the book written?
what was the location that the book focused on?
where were the people living that it was written to?

WHEN
when was the book written?
when was the message intended?  past, present or future?

WHY
why was the book written?
why did it need to be said?

HOW 
how was it written?   
how was it delivered?
how did we get it?
how was it preserved?
how did the book start?  end?

The art and science of interpretation is known as "hermeneutics". It is a CRITICAL element in accurate Bible Study. We must understand and ask the questions above. If we violate the "historical-grammatical" approach to interpretation we are not handling God’s Word correctly or wisely and will make doctrinal errors. Incorrect hermeneutics has lead to genocide. We must understand the history, the culture, and the language of the people involved in the books of the Bible. Reading the Bible should be no different than reading a novel or the newspaper. It is based on the author’s intent and context of the message.

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Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, he explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
Luke 24:27  NASB

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW are questions that should be asked.