Recognize the Literary Style

Print Study

Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

As you will discover, there are many aspects of observation that are necessary for a successful Bible study method. In one instance, it may be a microscopic study of a specific word. In another, your skills may require a more global perspective such as recognizing the literary genre / style of the passage.

Which literary genres are found in the Bible?

In identifying the literary genre, you'll be able to better understand the author's purpose, thought, and emphasis.

Did the author write a legal document?

Is the biblical passage poetic?

Was it written in a narrative, biographical,
or historical style?

Did the author write a parable?

Series: Skill Builder
Grasp the Figures of Speech

Series: Skill Builder
Question the Author

Copyright © 2006 All rights to this material are reserved. We encourage you to print the material for personal and non-profit use or link to this site. If you find this article to be a blessing, please share the link so that it may rise in search engine rankings.