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Reading the Bible as An Anthology

Season
Season 4
Episode Number
124
Release Date
March 2, 2022
Tags
Literary DevicesAnthology
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Table of Contents
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.  1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV

Summary

The Bible is an anthology[1]; it is several books, each of which serves a different function, compiled into one larger work. Each book was written at a different time period, and meant to convey a different message. The tone and context varies from book to book, author to author. It's important to remember this when reading the Bible. Even more important is the fact that inside each books is a ton of literary devices (e.g., allegories, allusions, archetypes, imagery, metaphors, symbolism, etc.). Recognizing these literary devices can help you understand the Bible on a much deeper level. That is the purpose of this study! Check out a list of literary devices in the image below—throughout the series we are going to touch on a few of these.

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References and Footnotes

  1. "Anthology". Merriam Webster Dictionary; visited February 2022

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