Literary Forms

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The Gospels record how Jesus used different literary forms to communicate his teachings. This class was taught by a teaching assistant of Dr. Stein's but his name was not provided. 


The Teachings of Jesus

Part 2

I. The Method (part 2)

A. Recognizing Exaggeration


B. Literary Forms

1. Puns

2. Proverbs

3. Riddles

4. Paradox

5. A Fortiori

6. Use of Questions

a. Rhetorical Questions

b. Counterquestion

7. Parabolic Actions

8. Poetry

a. Synonymous Parallelism

b. Antithetical Parallelism

c. Step Parallelism

d. Chiasmic Parallelism


36 min