Glossary - Literary Forms In The Bible

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Glossary - Literary Forms In The Bible

The Bible has many different types of stories. Do you know the types and what they include?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jesus told these types of stories using everyday situations, to teach people about the Kingdom of God
    • A. 

      Gospels

    • B. 

      Sermons

    • C. 

      Parables

    • D. 

      Myths

  • 2. 
    In this type of religious practice, believers read the sacred texts literally and follow them strictly.
    • A. 

      Gospels

    • B. 

      Fundamentalism

    • C. 

      Commandments

    • D. 

      Narratives

  • 3. 
    Stories in the Bible which involve someone preaching about God, warning people against injustice and the consequences of their bad actions 
    • A. 

      Myths

    • B. 

      Proverb

    • C. 

      Parable

    • D. 

      Prophecy

  • 4. 
    A spoken or written outline of a series of connected events, in order to tell facts of a story
    • A. 

      Proverb

    • B. 

      Narrative

    • C. 

      Law

    • D. 

      Poetry

  • 5. 
    A family tree which shows the ancestors of a person.
    • A. 

      Legend

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Parable

    • D. 

      Geneology

  • 6. 
    A short, simple, well known saying expressing a practical truth, e.g. 'God loves a cheerful giver', or 'the early bird catches the worm' or 'a friend in need is a friend indeed'
    • A. 

      Proverb

    • B. 

      Parable

    • C. 

      Myth

    • D. 

      Commandment

  • 7. 
    A collection of rules given by God to Moses and the Israelites to help people maintain right relationships with God and their neighbour.
    • A. 

      Proverbs

    • B. 

      Wisdom

    • C. 

      Commandments

    • D. 

      Genealogies

  • 8. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 9. 
    A word meaning 'good news'. These documents of faith give details on the life and teachings of Jesus.
    • A. 

      Letters

    • B. 

      Prophecies

    • C. 

      Parables

    • D. 

      Gospels

  • 10. 
    The use of words, metaphors, sounds and meanings which are unusual, colourful and interesting. Very commonly used in poetry.
    • A. 

      Figurative language

    • B. 

      Wisdom

    • C. 

      Gospel

    • D. 

      Fundamentalism

  • 11. 
    A story about heroes and/or heroines. In the Bible they are about crucial events and people in salvation history e.g. Samson
    • A. 

      Proverb

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Legend

    • D. 

      Parable

  • 12. 
    A characteristic of person who can see and understand inner qualities and relationships, who has insight, good sense and good judgement, usually gained from life experience.
    • A. 

      Proverb

    • B. 

      Wisdom

    • C. 

      Legend

    • D. 

      Narrative