Are you comparing being able to identify a limerick as an english speaking person with the fluent understanding of ancient hebrew that would be required to read and decipher the bible in its unmolested form?
Before we seriously go further, can you accept the fact that there are methods to determine whether or not genesis can be deemed a certain genre?
You are being particularly facetious with your argument right now and I find it absolutely fruitless to even speak further.
To say biblical hebrew cannot be labelled as a genre is like saying Nordic scripture can't be seen as mythological either. There are thousands of scholars out there who do absolutely diligent work on manuscripts. Don't take my word for it, if you question it why don't you go out and do your own research?
If you are genuinely seeking more on the topic - consider this.
Biblical Hebrew in its unmolested form is still a language being spoken today by the most traditional Jewish rabbis.
Thousands of scholars study and memorize scripture every day.
The bible is a wide range of poetic and historical works, works that are very easily distinguished through cross-references as to determine what genre they are.
Need more credible evidence?
Edited by dajusta, 30 August 2012 - 02:10 AM.