Monday, August 15, 2011

Biblical Genres

  • Legal
  • Narrative
  • Poetry (songs, praise, laments, stanzas of Hebrew thought)
  • Wisdom literature (Proverbial wisdom)
  • Gospels - both doctrine and narrative.
  • Logical Discourse - the epistles.  Books like Romans.
  • Prophetic - future prophecy.  Vast have already happened.
The epistles are primarily Paul.
  • Expository - expounding various turths and doctrines
  • Hortatory - "Go out and do" (indicative vs. imperative)
Structural analysis - every writing has a structure that can be observed.

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