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?
Step 6: Literary Context and Canonical Placement
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