Step 6: Literary Context and Canonical Placement

Describe the literary context of the passage. This will involve analyzing the passage within the chapter, within the  section of the biblical book, within the book as a whole, within the biblical canon (the immediate context and the  larger contexts). How does the passage relate to what precedes and follows it and within the document as a whole?  What is the significance of the position or placement of the passage within the larger context? How does the larger context shed light on the passage? 

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