to seek to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning
of or relating to a pattern or model
relating to agricultural or rural matters
of or pertaining to a prophetic disclosure or revelation; of the end of an age
Dead Sea Scrolls
a number of parchment scrolls dating from 100 bce to about 70 ce containing Hebrew and Aramaic scriptural texts
the branch of theology concerned with last things, such as death, judgment, heaven and hell
a critical explanation or analysis; especially, interpretation of the Scriptures
the science and methodology of interpretation, especially of Scriptural text
helping to discover or learn
a/ cosmic reason; b/ the self-revealing thought and will of God
a Greek translation of the Old Testament made in the 3rd century bce
a vindication of divine justice in the face of the existence of evil
a selection from a book, an extract; specifically, a selection from the Gospels or Epistles adapted to the Sundays and festivals of the year, embracing especially the chief points in the history of redemption
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy
of or pertaining to a church
the art of oratory, especially the persuasive use of language to influence the thoughts and actions of listeners
of or pertaining to the interaction of different voices or points of view
of or pertaining to the relationship of one text to another, in one or more ways
the idea that the structure of language gives meaning to all human communication
the study of meaning in language
a rhythmic system constituting a section of a poem, typically consisting of a series of asymmetric lines
tending to divide into subclasses, groups or units
the direct opposite of something else
a rhetorical inversion of the second of two parallel structures; ex. He went to the theater/ but home went she.
composed of two different parts
composed of three different parts
a figure of speech in which an idea is evoked or named by means of a term designating some associated notion; ex. The words sword and sex are metonymical designations for military career and women in the statement, "He abandoned the sword and the sex together"
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