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JC Rev 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"
Literary Genre
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
Allegory
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stand for deeper realities like abstract ideas, moral qualities, or spiritual realities
Biography
A written account of 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 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 expresses God's will
Genealogy
A record of one's ancestors
Hyperbole
A deliberately exaggerated saying 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 elements
Riddle
A question or statement that teases the mind; it requires thought and application
Parable
A vivid story told to convey religious truth, usually with a surprise ending
Pronouncement Story
A passage whose purpose is to set up an important saying
The Allegorical Sense
Is a metaphor. The storyline conveys more than one level of meaning at the same time.
The Moral Sense
God's Word is intended to lead us to live a good life, to act justly on behalf of God and other people. Thus, the words of the prophets telling the Chosen People to obey God's Commandments also apply to us.
The Anagogical Sense
Another way to view God's Word is to look at earthly events