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Under what genre is the Bible classified?

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Certainly, the bulk of the Bible is either narrative or poetry.  You've left out, however, one very important element of the Hebrew Bible, namely, LAW.

The books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy contain long passages of the laws that God gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  Leviticus, in particular, contains very little narrative at all, being almost entirely in the form of a law code.

The Biblical law codes cover civil law, marital law, monetary law, laws of religious rituals, laws of animal sacrifice, laws of ritual purity,...

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