Cracking Old Testament Codes: Chapter 1 (Literary Forms of the OT)

Basics of genre:

  • Genre of relationship reveals the genre of a conversation.
  • Form, content and function determine genre, but not vocabulary or grammar.
  • In some cases, you have to read between the lines to determine the genre for a text.
  • Genres are generalizations. They are not essential, but necessary to gain understanding of similar things. As such, something may fit multiple genres.

Genres in the OT:





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