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To truly understand God’s Word, we must know both what it says (content) and how it says it (form). This accessible guide features over 250 alphabetically arranged entries explaining common literary forms found in the Bible. Each entry contains a succinct definition, helpful illustrations, and a representative list of passages where that particular literary form is present.
More than merely a dictionary, this indispensable resource will help Bible readers better understand the underlying structure of Scripture – giving a clearer shape and deeper meaning to each and every page of God’s Word.
Figurative Language, diatribe, discourse, proverb, oxymoron,parable, satire, metaphor, soliloquy and verbal irony are all literary forms that are present in literature generally but these are all also in the Bible the greatest literary work of all time. This book has loads of examples of different literary forms in the bible from irony to parable, all with examples form scripture. A very interesting read and reference work.