JC Revelation Chapter 2

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literal sense(of the biblical text)
"The literal sense is the meaning conveyed by the words of Scripture and discovered by exegesis, following the rules of sound interpretation" (CCC, 116).
literary genre
A type of writing that has a particular form, style, or content
exegesis
The process used by scholars to discover the meaning of the biblical text.
Vulgate
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.
Dead Sea Scrolls
They have proved very valuable to scholars studying the Old Testament and for learning some Jewish Practices at the time of Jesus
Church Father
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
Allegory
an extended comparison where many elements of a story stand for deeper realities like abstracts ideas, moral qualities, or spiritual realities.
Biography
a written account of a person's life
Creed
a formal statement of religious belief
Etiology
a story that gives the cause of something
Fable
a brief story with a moral; often uses animals that act and speak like human beings
History
a chronological narrative or record of events, as in the life or development of a people, country or or institution.
Law
a rule of conduct or standard of behavior established by proper authority, society, or custom.
Prophecy
an inspired utterance made by a prophet, which expressesGod's will
Genealogy
a record of one's ancestors
Hyperbole
a deliberately exaggerated saying to highlight the topic under discussion
Miracle Story
for example, a nature miracle is a report of a powerful sign performed by Jesus to show his mastery over the elements
Riddle
a question or statement that teases the mind; it requires thought and appliction
Parable
a vivid story told to convey religious truth, usually with a surprise ending
Pronouncement Story
a passage whose purpose is to setup an important saying
literal sense
teaches history, for example, what the words say in historical context.
allegorical sense
teaches what you should believe, that is, what the words mean in the larger context of Salvation History
moral sense
teaches what you should do regarding how to live your life.
anagogical sense
teaches where you are going, building up the virtue of hope while leading us to heaven.