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origin stories

an explanation of how something came to be

short stories

stories told to show how virtuous ppl live

psalms and canticles

poems and prayers that were once sung


a long poem


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

historical accounts

accounts written to reveal God's activity in the world

apocalyptic literature

a form of writing that describes the destruction of evil and the coming of God's reign

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