biblical genres

It is vital when reading the Bible to realize that it is a compilation of different genres, and these genres must be read and interpreted differently.  You wouldn’t read the phone book like it was a story, nor would you read a Greek myth as a science textbook.

For those of you unfamiliar with biblical genres and how they ought to be read, I would highly suggest picking up a quality book on reading and interpreting the Bible. A great book I would suggest that covers all the points in depth while remaining interesting, and not being bogged down by academia, is How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart.

how to read different genres



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