Use of figures of speech in the Bible ...
How do forum participants view the topic of the use of figures of speech in the Bible?
Are there figures of speech used in Scripture or is all meant literally ?
Does the use of figures of speech serve a particular purpose in Scripture?
How does on distinguish between what is expressed in a literal way and what is expressed by the use of a figure of speech?
Who determines what is meant literally and what is part of a figure of speech - the author/writer? or the reader?
Is it important to recognize figures of speech in Scripture? If so, why is it important?