The goal of Lesson 3 is to acquaint you with the leading narrative subtypes in the Bible. That is the subject of chapters 3 and 8 of How to Read the Bible as Literature. Read pages 75-86, 139-153, and 199-203 in this book.
Optional Learning by Doing Exercise
A good text with which to apply all that you have learned in this lesson is the story of Daniel in the lions’ den, as narrated in Daniel 6. Apply all of the leading questions and tools of analysis presented in the lesson, keeping in mind that the story of Daniel may fit more than one of the narrative subtypes covered in this lesson.