“It may be helpful to think of historical narratives as “proclamations of God’s acts in history.” That simple definition highlights three important dimensions of historical narratives: their unique kerygmatic nature, their theocentric focus, and their historical referents. The preacher’s task today is to reproclaim these past proclamations for the church today.”

Sidney Greidanus, The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company, 1988), 222 – 223.