A term used in Latin by Jerome for sections of scripture and taken over by Form Critics to designate a unit, or paragraph, of material, especially in the gospels, such as a single parable, or a single story of a miracle.
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"pericope." In A Dictionary of the Bible. Ed. W. R. F. Browning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Dec 21, 2014. <http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1449>.
"pericope." In A Dictionary of the Bible. , edited by W. R. F. Browning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online, http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1449 (accessed Dec 21, 2014).