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Bible Commentaries

A guide for choosing a Biblical commentary.

Historical commentaries focus on the historical context of the documents or events that caused the creation of the document, the purpose(s) of the document, and the significance of the document as a historical source.

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Literary analysis involves a careful examination and evaluation of details in the text.

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Rhetoric is the study of how writers and speakers use words to influence an audience. A rhetorical analysis breaks a work of non-fiction into parts and then explains how the parts work together to create a certain effect—whether to persuade, entertain or inform.

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