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Literary Typing

See the literary genre of every verse or passage, including genres like poetry, narrative, and Gospel (as defined in the Lexham Glossary of Literary Types). For example, a psalm would have the literary type of Poetry; Psalm in addition to other types specific to the psalm.

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Explore Biblical Genres

Compare the Psalms

Open the Literary Typing guide section from the Guides menu and enter Psalms in the Search box to quickly display the Psalms and their respective literary genres.

See everywhere a particular Literary Type appears in the Bible

Are you curious about a specific literary genre? You can quickly search for every verse tagged with that type.

Visualize your search results with a click

After you’ve pulled up a list of verses that have been tagged as a particular Literary Type, click the Graph Search Results icon to display that list visually.


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