What is the hermeneutic approach to interpreting prophecy, if it has not already been interpreted by a prophet?
NASB, 2 Peter 1:20 - But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation ...
Christian texts seem to acknowledge that it is presumptuous to interpret Prophecy this way - "out of scope" of personal interpretation.
If there is not a valid hermeneutical method, that doesn't rely on opinion - how should the interpretation of prophecy be handled here?
I feel that interpreting prophecy might be better suited for Christianity.SE, as it solicits a whole lot of opinion, and relies on injecting different theologies.
However, I feel that the Historical Interpretation of prophecy should definitely be on topic - for example, how prophecies were interpreted during the Temple Periods, in period texts, apocalyptic texts, Tannaitic/Mishnaic texts, (Not Talmud), New Testament texts, Papias, etc.