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Narrative Narratives are stories. They comprise nearly half of the OT. This literary form is characterized by a sequential time action and has a plot, setting and characters. Narratives do not tell us how to live; rather they SHOW us how to live. Reading Narrative Use all of the observation skills we learned in Chapter 1. Read the narrative in its context. You may have to read several chapters… Look for: repetition, comparison, contrast, movement from general to specific Notice small details, and ask why they are there Book of Joshua is filled with details The roof The red cord Why the mention of Rahab Is she an isolated individual, or does her character in the story represent a greater group After you have probed around the passage itself, begin to look at the chapters surrounding it and make connections. 4 Literary Features of Narrative When reading: use the techniques from mentioned above. In addition use the Gospel techniques: who, what, where, when, why, how. New techniques
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BI 202 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '05 term at Corban University.

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