ARTICLE VII THE CHICAGO STATEMENT ON BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS
Compare ARTICLE VII from The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics to a statement from A Tale of Two Translation Theories, David J. Weber:
We affirm that the meaning expressed in each Biblical text is single, definite and fixed.
We deny that the recognition of this single meaning eliminates the variety of its application.
Texts do not contain meanings; meanings are in the minds of communicators. Texts do not determine meanings; along with context they guide interpretation. Interpretation is not like opening a tin and removing sardines.It appears we have a problem here. The Chicago Statement is constructed on a foundation which includes "the code model of communication"(CM). The issue of communication models never comes up in the statement on Hermeneutics. At the time of writing CM was not controversial.
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics Copyright 1978, ICBI.
 A Tale of Two Translation Theories, David J. Weber, Journal of Translation, Volume 1, Number 2 (2005) p.39.