a method of textual analysis, applied especially to the Bible, in which the origin and history of certain passages are traced by isolating their literary forms, as miracle story, saying, or apothegm, on the assumption that they were fixed by oral tradition prior to compilation in written form.
literary criticism concerned esp with analysing the Bible in terms of the literary forms used, such as proverbs, songs, or stories, and relating them to their historical forms and background
noun, Physics. 1. the portion of the resisting force encountered by a body moving through a fluid that is due to the irregularity of shape of the body, reducible to a minimum by streamlining. noun 1. the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It […]
[fawrm] /fɔrm/ noun 1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form. 2. the shape of a thing or person. 3. a body, especially that of a human being. 4. a dummy having the same measurements as a human body, used for fitting or displaying clothing: […]
[fawr-mey] /fɔrˈmeɪ/ adjective 1. .
[fawr-mer] /ˈfɔr mər/ adjective 1. preceding in time; prior or earlier: during a former stage in the proceedings. 2. past, long past, or ancient: in former times. 3. preceding in order; being the first of two: Our former manufacturing process was too costly. 4. being the first mentioned of two (distinguished from ): The former […]