Great fun with 1 Tim. 3:16 today in Greek class.
This passage is one of the most famous Christ hymns in the New Testament.
I used it as a jumping off point to discuss New Testament poetry in general.
Of course, 1 Cor. 13 has got to be the best known example of poetry in the New Testament -- Paul's "Ode to Love."
We ignore the rhetorical level of language at our own peril!