You're not familiar with British English and the propensity for Brits to use it? Hermeneutics examines contextual issues, and with the Bible, you can be assured that people have devoted their lives to understanding the contextual issues. The fact that Homonyms give you trouble doesn't mean that Bible scholars who study the cultural and historical contextual issues in depth are as sloppy.
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