Category Archives: Biblical Allusions 2017

God All-Mighty (God’s Power)

Authors of modern literature often reference and use motifs that come from the Bible in their writing very frequently. One of the more commonly referenced motifs is that of God’s power. In the Bible, the main story that shows God’s … Continue reading

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It is a good meal or a bad meal

The sharing of bread and the meal representing communion in both positive and satire way enhances the meaning of multiple literature works, which draws the allusion to the last supper in bible. In The Sun Also Rises, Jake had wine … Continue reading

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Serpents in The Bible and Other Literature

As demonstrated in the Bible, many allusions to serpents throughout all types of literature are directly related to the devil and to sin. While Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, Eve was deceived by a serpent and … Continue reading

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Doves in Jesus’ Baptism

Since ancient times the dove has been used to identify and represent the divine. In the Bible, the dove represents the divine, encompassing the entities of heaven, the holy spirit, and god. In the story of Jesus’ baptism, it has … Continue reading

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Tests in the Bible and in Literature

The Biblical motif of a test is illuminated in the Bible passage of “The Garden Test” by Genesis. In this passage, Eve is tested on her loyalty to God and her purity and kindness as the serpent tempts her to … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Story

Any momentous story is best passed on by someone who witnessed the events. In the “Nativity Story,” the shepherds, after following the angels’ words, are present during the birth of Christ. After seeing Jesus, the shepherds, “Spread the word concerning … Continue reading

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Have You Sinned?

The habitual nature of mankind to sin has existed since the creation of Adam and Eve in The Book of Genesis. When God had created Adam from the “dust of the ground,” and Eve from the “rib” of Adam, God … Continue reading

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Biblical Allusions in Literature: Water

In the Bible, water is used in “The Creation” to represent God’s power and again in “The Flood.” Water is a powerful tool that can have a considerable impact on a person’s life. Water is also used in the Bible … Continue reading

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Hearts in the Bible and in Literature

Most people have heard the phrase, “Have a heart,” which most often means to be merciful and compassionate to someone. This motif is seen in the Bible in Matthew chapter 5 verse 8 when Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure … Continue reading

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Fear of God

The fear of God is a Biblical motif that is often used to convey a message. It comes from the Test of Abraham where Abraham is so dutiful towards God, that essentially, he is fearful of Him. It is not … Continue reading

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