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Vocabulary "Introduction to Sacred Scripture"

literal sense the meaning conveyed by the words of scripture and discovered by exegesis, following the rules of sound interpretation
Literary genre a type of writing that has a particular form, style, or content
exegesis the process used by scholars to discover the meaning of the biblical text.
Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered in 1947 in caves, these manuscripts belonged to the Jewish Essene sect, which lived in a monastery at Qumran. They contain Essene religious documents, commentaries on certain Hebrew Scriptures and ancient old Testament manuscripts.
Vulgate St. Jerome's 5th century Latin translation of the Bible into the common language of the people of his day.
Church Father A traditional title given to theologians of the first eight centuries whose teachings made a lasting mark on the Church.
Liturgy of the Hours The prayer of the Church; it is also known as the Divine Office. It utilizes the Scriptures, particularly the Psalms, for specific times of the day from early morning to later evening.
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