Category Archives: Biblical Allusions

The Garden Test

Gardens in the Bible serve as a symbolic setting in which an important test occurs, leading to an eventual loss of innocence. Gardens in the Bible are highly symbolic in and of themselves, as they were meant to represent the … Continue reading

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David and Goliath in American Literature

There are many examples of the story of David & Goliath in American Literature. The most significant use of this story, which exemplifies the motifs of tests and cunning behavior is in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck … Continue reading

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Hester Prynne, Huck Finn, Moses the Shepard, and Punishing Sin

With all of the biblical allusions present in literature, Moses and the Ten Commandments can be difficult to spot in a piece of writing. But, with sufficient knowledge of the story, and the stories before and after Exodus 20 can … Continue reading

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Taking the Apple: Adam and Eve in American Literature

The Story of Adam and Eve has always been iconic throughout the history of Western Civilization, and has made its way into many novels in American literature. One of the most notable of these novels is The Scarlet Letter by … Continue reading

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Resurrection

The theme of resurrection is one of the most important themes in literature today, due to its famous origin. The first time resurrection is seen in literature is in the Bible, when Jesus resurrects after three days from his tomb. In … Continue reading

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A 19th Century Crucifixion

The crucifixion of Jesus is one of the most recognizable scenes from the Bible. Even those not familiar with religion are still familiar with the symbol of the cross. Hester Prynne is by no means a martyr like Christ but … Continue reading

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Abraham, Huck Finn, and Tests

The world seems almost too eager to throw tests at us sometimes. Will we always do what is right? Can we always do what is right? After looking at the test Abraham encountered when he had the choice to either … Continue reading

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Water as a Motif in the Bible.

  Water in the Bible is the element of god’s intervention within the world of men. From the instrument of his terrible wrath world wide, to the path of salvation for the Israelite people; god has always wrought his greatest … Continue reading

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Allusions to the Crucifixion of Christ in Literature

  The crucifixion of Christ is arguably the most significant as well as the most recognizable scene of the entire Bible. Even those who do not practice Christianity are generally familiar with the story of Jesus of Nazareth being nailed … Continue reading

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Adolescence: The Loss of Innocence?

Loss of innocence is often an integral part of coming of age; frequently, it is a result of an experience that widens one’s perspective to incorporate evil, pain and suffering. In the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were created … Continue reading

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