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CRITICISM, LITERARY

Relative to the Scriptures, it is the study of the biblical text as a human, literary composition. It concentrates on this text, analyzing its style, grammatical forms and structure, with a view to better understanding of what the author meant from the internal evidence of the words themselves.

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