TAOS, N.M. — Virgil, Homer, Ovid, Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, and many others, all wrote using an identical underlying literary structure. This same structure was used by each of the biblical writers, says independent scholar, Anne Kanno. It was a type of ring composition that was the modus operandi used for writing texts for over 2000 years. This structure dates back to 21st century BCE and accommodates any style of writing or a combination, such as law codes, poetry, prose and letter writing. She calls the structure the parable blueprint, saying in ancient times a parable was simple any form of text that used comparisons for wisdom purposes. Practically everyone wrote in parables. Was the structure intended for scribes alone? Unless the text is divided or parsed into its literary structure, the comparisons are virtually unidentifiable. Ms. Kanno’s work is to show the structure. She does this by organizing the texts into the parable’s building blocks, using colors to help outline the text.
Since September, Ms. Kanno has identified hundreds of non biblical texts that use this identical structure, ranging from Sumerian, Akkadian, Old Babylonian, Egyptian, Hieratic, Old Persian, Chinese, Sanskrit, Ugaritic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin texts. Texts include epics such as Gilgamesh, the Iliad and the Odyssey, ancient flood and creation myths, The Code of Hammurabi, the Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions, the Amarna Correspondences, the Standard Inscription, the Black Obelisk, debates and wisdom literature.
Ms Kanno is author of nine books, part of The Parable Project book series, including The New Testament and The Parable Blueprint and How The Bible Was Written and The Hidden Books of The Torah. Her new project focuses on non biblical texts that will shed even more light into how the Bible was written.
Understanding how ancient texts were written lets us know more about the authors, their works and our world history. It is important to learn where the structure started, how it spread and when and why it died out. Support Anne’s project at https://www.gofundme.com/anne-sliteraryproj.