The bible holds many different literary forms written by writers in different time periods for different communities with different purposes in mind. Not only that but different factors may influence the writer and his or her choices for example the writer must ask questions like,"what is the best way of writing this so that people would understand" no matter what the person will not be able to achieve gods purpose through their writing.
A major literary form in the bible is poetry. People would use the storys of cain and abel to help remember god and his teachings. Poetry was also used to express what a story couldn't express, the most famous biblical poems lay in the book of isaiah.
Proverbs where used in most cultures and have a short wise saying. Many inspired writers would use proverbs and sayings from them to help teach lessons that god revealed.
"In the ancient time period literary form gospels are used to announce good news"
1: All Gospels are historical writings just as the Old Testament historical writings, Their writers searched for things like,
• historical events and sayings of Jesus to expand God’s teachings about Jesus
• wrote stories that adapted to the imagination and were easy for people to recall to keep God’s teachings about Jesus interesting.
2: The Gospel writers used stories of historical events in different ways to make clear what they were teaching, For example:
• Matthew records that Jesus sat on a hill as he taught eight beatitudes.
• Luke writes of Jesus teaching four beatitudes and four woes (or warnings)
Here it shows both gospels teaching beatitudes but the showed them teaching it in diffrent ways to preserve special teachings within there own community.
3. Each Gospel was written for a different community:
• Mark was written for Christians
• Matthew was written for a community of Jewish Christians
• Luke was written for a community of mostly non-Jewish and financially well-off Christians
• John was written for a community of Jewish Christians
4. Gospel writers adapted the language they used to the sensitivities of their communities.
Matthew understood that Christians of Jewish background felt the word ‘God’ was too sacred to be spoken so he replaced the term ‘kingdom of God’ with ‘kingdom of Heaven’, in Matthew 4:17.
This shows us the relevance of the bible by giving examples of the differences of the gospels and showing us diffrent uses of the literary form. I believe this is what makes the bible relevant still to this day because it shows us how diffrent communities see the gospels in diffrent views where as a normal book would not have as much opinion on as the Bible does.