What is the purpose of the stories in the Bible?
If someone does something that seems a bit odd like Gideon setting out a fleece to determine God’s will or the Children of Israel walking around the walls of Jericho to conquer it—
Does that mean I should do similar things to please God?
We’ll answer these questions and more in this lesson How to Correctly Understand & Apply Bible Stories & Biblical Narratives.
We will do this first by defining and understanding genre in the Bible and that for the various genres of the Bible, narrative, poetry, prophetic literature, etc., we need to interpret and apply each of them according to the specific guidelines that rule that genre.
We’ll look at how we can make mistakes in interpretation and application if we don’t understand the genre we are reading and some specific guidelines to help us get the most out of reading the genre of Biblical narratives and stories.
Below are links to downloadable notes, the podcast, and the video of the lesson.