BACKGROUND TO LITERARY FORMS IN THE BIBLE
Myth - a traditional story focusing on the deeds of gods or heroes, often in explanation of some natural phenomenon.
List - an itemized series of names, words, etc., usually recorded in a set order.
Prophecy - a prediction made under divine influence and direction
Law - a rule of conduct, moral principle, etc., derived from a generally recognized concept of universal justice.
Sermon - a speech of a serious or solemn kind of pronouncement.
History - a record or account usually written in chronological order of past events, especially those concerning a particular nation or people.
Letter - a written or printed message, usually of a personal nature or concerning a specific subject.
Proverbs - prose or poetic statements or maxims for instruction.
Parables - short allegorical stories told to bring out a moral or religious truth.
Psalm - a sacred song or poem