Satire in the Bible

Satire is one of those literary genres you wouldn’t expect to find in the Bible. But there is satire, a lot of it actually. 

What is satire?

In Words of Delight Leland Ryken describes satire as “the exposure, through ridicule or rebuke, of human vice or folly.” Since one of the major themes of the Bible is the glory of God then it would make sense that we find a genre that demonstrates Continue reading Satire in the Bible

4 of the Most Common Types of Psalms

In this post we’re going to look at the four most common types of psalms. In my next post I will cover the four more types.

Just as there are certain discernible patterns of stories in the Gospels there are also certain discernible kinds of psalms that can be found in the book of Psalms. After reading this post not only will you have a better understanding of Continue reading 4 of the Most Common Types of Psalms

5 Types of Stories in the Gospels

Have you ever noticed that all the types of stories in the Gospels fall into a few different patterns? Sometimes we read about Jesus healing someone or casting out demons. At other times we read about a teaching like in the Sermon on the Mount. Still at other points in the Gospels we see the disciples encountering Christ during some supernatural event, like the transfiguration for instance.

In this blog post we’re going to take a look at Continue reading 5 Types of Stories in the Gospels

Does the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belong in the Bible?

Have you ever noticed those double brackets ({}) around John 7:53 through 8:11? Reading the description and footnotes that accompany these brackets will tell you that the earliest manuscripts of John do not have the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery. What does that mean? Why don’t those old manuscripts have this story and how Continue reading Does the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belong in the Bible?