Scriptural Tropology
Scriptural Tropology
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    The theory and practice of interpreting the figurative meaning of Holy Writ. The literal meaning, or God-intended meaning of the words of the Bible, may be either figurative or non-figurative; for instance, in Canticles, the inspired meaning is always figurative. The typical meaning is the inspired meaning of words referring to persons, things, and actions of the Old Testament which are inspired types of persons, things, and actions of the New (cf. EXEGESIS).
    WALTER DRUM

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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