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(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"
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stand 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 elements
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.
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