Tag Archives: Biblical Allusions

Trees of Temptation

The Bible is an influential text that presents in self in a variety of American literature in the form of allusions and motifs. The motif of a tree is important in the Bible, and its significance has found its way … Continue reading

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Tests in the Bible and American Literature

In everyday life, one is tested on various things ranging from school to family to friends. A test has been a part of existence since the very first people. In Genesis 2:19-3:21, The Bible tells the story of Adam and … 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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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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Allusions to Communion in Literature

The scene of Jesus and the apostles sharing their last meal together before Jesus’ crucifixion can be viewed as the men being unified for the last time. Food, meals, and the idea of communion bringing people together are some of … 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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The Significance of Mealtime

Throughout literature the power of food is interpreted in different ways, all of which stem from the original meals of the Bible. The unifying quality of a meal, first shown in the iconic story of the Last Supper, is remembered … Continue reading

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The Power of Resurrection

 The theme of resurrection is one of the most prevalent in all of literature because of where it stems from. The motif of resurrection first resided within the Bible.Three days after the death of Jesus, his mother Mary visited his tomb. … Continue reading

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The Power of Water

The great power of water is so enormous and beyond ourselves, that everything on this planet is at its mercy. The Bible glorifies water’s power in stories such as Genesis, when God instructs Noah to build an arc to save … Continue reading

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