an explanation of how something came to be
stories told to show how virtuous ppl live
psalms and canticles
poems and prayers that were once sung
old stories changed and expanded by biblical writers to teach certain truths about God
short stories told to answer a question or illustrate a deeper point
words of wisdom or advice given by God
the telling of a specific detail within a person's geneology
a symbolic story that illuminates views of a particular ppl regarding the relationship between humans and the divine
accounts written to reveal God's activity in the world
a form of writing that describes the destruction of evil and the coming of God's reign
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