Genres in the Bible: part 2: Prose and Poetry

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.


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