Genres in the Bible: part 2: Prose and Poetry

Sep 4, 13 • Genre, Psalms2 CommentsRead More »

The distinction between prose and poetry is probably the most useful way of grouping all Bible texts into just two sorts (though as we’ll see this binary classification is an over simplification). For this brief look at the two sorts (genres) of writing we will ask:

  • What is poetry?
    With a bonus extra “big word” explained
  • How do prose and poetry work differently? (What are they each good for?)
  • Where is there poetry in Scripture?

If you want to have your Bible open turn to Psalm 90.

2 Responses to Genres in the Bible: part 2: Prose and Poetry

  1. […] Bulkeley has posted a few video podcasts introducing genre and Prose & Poetry (HT James McGrath).  Definitely worth checking out in light of the discussion here over the last […]

  2. […] the first two of his 5 minute Bible videos, focusing on genre in the Bible. The first is above, and here is the second, focused on prose and […]

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