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Introduction to the Bible Vocabulary
"five books"; refers to the first five books in the Old Testament
The entire Bible
a type of writing
characteristics of setting, theme, plot, characters, symbolism, etc that repeat throughout a genre
transmission of a peoples' history, culture, religion, laws, etc. by word of mouth from one generation to the next
culture in which the spoken word is the trusted source of knowledge
God's guidance of the biblical writers in their efforts to understand God's presence and action and communicate that to his people
when inspired searching culminates in the unfolding of one of God's mysteries
method that interprets the Bible word for word, interprets each story as true in all senses: historically, scientifically, spiritually, etc.
method that interprets the Bible with a focus on the deeper truth that God intends to reveal, puts each passage in its literary, historical, and theological context to aid understanding
Before the Common Era
list of inspired writings
Letters written by or attributed to Paul