Reading the Bible Like a Lit Teacher

Noticing and savoring literary devices





This month on IG we are looking over Biblical study terms like:


GENRE

SYMETRY

PARALLELS

BOOKENDING


These are all ways that the authors of the Bible included truths and clothes them with even more beauty.


One point to focus on is that repetition is used a lot in the Bible. Ever read a passage and think...I. Just. Read. That.


There is a reason!


And often, if you get handy with a highlighter, you can see, literally see, a pattern unfolding in the passages. This is called bookending or reflectional symmetry. It a visually pleasing and emotionally affective way to emphasis a point.


Remember how we would map out rhyme in poems in highschool?


A

A

B

B

C

C


or

A

B

A

B


If you take a work, thought, or phrase and highlight it one color, or designate it a letter, sometimes you can find a pattern like we would in school.


Check out what is going on my IG page for further studies on this and examples.


I will be going over Biblical genres in reels and posts. If you would like to dive in more about why they are important, check out these blogs!


https://blog.bible/bible-engagers-blog/entry/why-genres-in-the-bible-matter


https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/reading-the-bible-the-importance-of-genre


Come on over to my IG and join in on all the info and resources!

find me @theologyandfamily





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