Interpretation

The Density of Scriptural Style | Genesis 37:1

Let me read to you two different styles of storytelling. First, Thomas Hardy from his book Under the Greenwood Tree:To dwellers in a wood almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature. At the passing of the breeze the fir-trees sob and moan no less distinctly than they rock; the holly whistles as it battles with itself; the ash hisses amid its quiverings; the beech rustles while its flat boughs rise and fall. And winter, which modifies the note of such trees as shed their leaves, does not destroy its individuality. (Thomas Hardy,)

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World Poetry

We look at Scripture for our hermeneutic for looking at the world. What does that tell us, then, that Scripture is 1/3 poetry?

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