William Ames

One meaning for scripture

Johann August Ernesti

Interpretation/application of the biblical text attempted only through strict reliance on the prior determination of the meaning found in the text

Johann Salomo Semler

(Originator of the historical-critical method) hermeneutics is 1) knowing the bibles use of language and 2) being able to apply it to todays world

Fredrich Ernst Daniel schleirermacher

(Multiple meanings for scripture) Interpreting scripture has two parts, 1) subtilitas intelligendi (exactness of understanding) and 2) subtilitas explicandi (exactness of explication)

Hans-Georg Gadamer