- In biblical studies, this includes the investigation of sources and problems of authorship. More recently, the term is used as in the study of poetry, drama, and novels, as an attempt to understand the biblical writings as literature. This involves, for example, appreciating the wealth of symbolism, metaphor, paradox, paronomasia, irony, and characterization and plot in the text, and assessing each document (e.g. a gospel) as a whole rather than an assemblage of diverse parts or traditions.
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