How Do We Study The Bible? – Genre

When we are reading the Bible, the meaning of it also depends on which genre we are dealing with. We would obviously read and study an encyclopedia differently to The Complete Works of Shakespeare and yet we sometimes forget to distinguish between genres in Scripture. The Bible is rich with historical narrative, prophetic literature, poetry, wisdom literature, epistles or letters and apocalyptic literature, just to name a few. Let’s use this example from the book of Revelation: And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head […]

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