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Literal Sense (Of the Biblical Text)
" The literal sense is the meaning conveyed by the words of the scripture and discovered by exegesis following the rules of the sound interpretation"
St. Jerome's fifth-century Latin translation of the Bible into the common language of the people of his day
Dead Sea Scrolls
Discovered in 1947 in caves near the Dead Sea, these manuscripts belonged to the Jewish Essene sect, which lived in a monastery at Qumran. The scrolls contain Essene religious documents, commentaries on certain Hebrew Scriptures, and ancient Old Testament manuscripts. They have proved very valuable to scholars in studying the Old Testament and for learning about some Jewish practices at the time of Jesus.
A traditional title given to theologians of the first eight centuries whose teachings made a lasting mark on the Church
Liturgy of the Hours
The prayer of the Church; it is also known as the Divine Office. The Liturgy of the Hours utilizes the Scriptures, particularly the Psalms, for specific times of the day from early morning to later evening
an extent of compassion where many elements of a story stands for deeper realities like abstract ideas moral qualities or spiritual realities
a chronological narrative or record of events, as in the life or development of a people, country, or institution
for example, a nature miracle is a report of a powerful sign performed by Jesus to show his mastery over the elements
teaches what you should believe that is that is what the word means in the context of Salvation history
teaches where you are going building up the virtue of hope while leading up to Heaven
is like literary detective work that helps discover where the biblical authors got thier material
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