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literary forms found in the old testament

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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
epic
a long poem
folklore
old stories changed and expanded by biblical writers to teach certain truths about God
parables
short stories told to answer a question or illustrate a deeper point
oracle
words of wisdom or advice given by God
narrative
the telling of a specific detail within a person's geneology
myth
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