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Literature
Fiction • Plot Motifs • Short Story
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Literature
LITERATURE. Articles pertaining to the literature of the biblical world may be found under EGYPTIAN LITERATURE; HITTITE TEXTS AND LITERATURE; LITERATURE, EARLY CHRISTIAN; SUMERIAN LITERATURE; and UGARIT (TEXTS AND LITERATURE).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Literature
LITERATURE — a body of writings on a particular subject. As captives of the Babylonians, Daniel and his three Hebrew friends—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego—were selected to receive instruction in their language, literature, and wisdom (Dan. 1:4, 17).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Plot Motifs
Plot MotifsThe material that follows is mainly a taxonomy of plot motifs. Detailed treatment of the Bible’s main plot motifs can be found in individual articles as indicated. Here the point is partly to raise consciousness about the prevalence of familiar plot motifs in the Bible, partly to enlarge
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
German Luth. Literature in America
German (Luth.) Literature in America. The writings of Luth. divines in this country who used the German language cover the four departments of theology. History.—As soon as Dr. H. M. Muhlenberg had arrived in Philadelphia (fall of 1742) he sent reports to Halle, describing the condition of the Lutherans,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
American literature
American literatureWherever there are people there will be a literature. A literature is the record of human experience, and people have always been impelled to write down their impressions of life. They do so in diaries and letters, in pamphlets and books, and in essays, poems, plays, and stories.
Australian literature
Australian literatureBefore European settlers arrived in Australia late in the 18th century, the sole human inhabitants of the continent were the aborigines. These people had no written language. Their songs, myths, legends, and stories were part of an oral tradition handed down over centuries. Much
English literature
English literatureThe literature of England is one of the highest achievements of a great nation. It should not, however, be read simply as a national expression. It is a body of significant statements about abiding human concerns. The language in which it is written has evolved over hundreds of years
fiction
fictionFiction is literature that is created from the imagination. Although it may be based on a true story or situation, it is not presented as fact. (Writing that is based on facts is called nonfiction.) The word fiction comes from the Latin fictio, which means “the act of making, fashioning, or molding.”
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Literature
LiteratureThe most valued literary genre in the Lutheran tradition is the hymn text. Martin Luther, while not a poet, had the poetic gifts to write both texts and tunes, several of which are unquestioned classics in the canon of hymnody. German hymnody from 1524 to 1675 gave the common people poetry
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Conversation Analysis
CONVERSATION ANALYSISConversation analysis (hereafter CA) is a social-scientific method to understand how naturally occurring language works in everyday conversation and in institutional settings. CA has been used in relationship to literature, including some biblical texts.1. History2. Basic Observations
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Sound Mapping
Sound Mapping Sound mapping is an interpretive technique that analyses speech sounds in Hellenistic Greek literature to discern a composition’s organizational structure as determined by audible patterns. Because sound mapping reveals a composition’s inherent structure based on sound clues, its results
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