The Bible as Literature

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Consistency between the Old and New Testaments

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The Bible was written over a long period of time and by many different writers and yet there is powerful consistency to it. There are parallel accounts (more than one account of the same events), and while they allow for slightly different perspectives, they do not contradict or disqualify one another. The Bible also remains […]

Figures of speech and symbolic language in the Bible

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The Bible, throughout its pages, uses both figures of speech and symbolic language. There are many symbols. Some of these, what they represent, and where in Scripture they are found, are:- Symbol Literal Passage God’s face His presence Numbers 6:25-26; Psalm 34:16 God’s arm/hand His power Psalm 21:8; Psalm 89:13 God’s eyes His awareness Proverbs […]

The Different Genres of the Bible

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We may tend to think of the Bible as one book, but actually it is made of 66 different ones, which are as diverse as the number of writers of God’s message, or the number of centuries which the books span. As a result there a number of genres, or literary styles, contained within the […]