The Biblical Aspects in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, delivering its story to nearly one million people across the globe captures a unique retelling of the biblical events centered around Christ’s death and resurrection (“About C.S. Lewis”). Drawing heavily from the Bible, C.S. Lewis renders an uncanny depiction of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ in return for the salvation of mankind. Although not identical to the biblical account, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe does, however, expose yet another fantastical adaptation of the most central event in all of human history.
O’Malley starts his story with two biblical allusions, “...but also about the flood and locusts and frogs and other plagues that had happened before and could happen again…(192). This alludes to the stories of Noah and the Flood in the Book of Genesis and The Ten Plagues in The Book of Exodus. Both of these stories discuss the consequences that non believers will face if they fail to recognize the God of the Hebrews as the one, true God; however, these stories also display the graces that believers will receive. For example, Noah and his
Lambs played a crucial role in the Hebrew Bible, as they were offered and served as sacrifices for sins. Lambs were even used as a symbol for Jesus Christ, who is called “the Lamb of God”. Yet, why is Jesus being the Lamb of God? What is the relationship between Jesus and lambs? In this paper, these questions will be discussed in detail, based on the contents of the Bible.
The main character A. Square is similar to the biblical characters Paul and Thomas, also known as doubting Thomas. The Apostle Paul is most popularly known for his letters in the Bible. Paul’s early life was marked by religious zeal and brutal violence. In fact, Paul wasn’t known as Paul in the beginning, he was known as Saul.
Another example of intertextuality is the relationship between the novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and the Bible. Throughout the novel, C. S. Lewis alludes to various figures of the Bible. For example, Aslan’s sacrifice is meant to represent Jesus’s sacrifice, while Edmund’s move to the Witch’s side parallels Judas’s betrayal of Jesus to the Romans. After realizing this important symbolism, this fiction novels transforms into a completely new level of significance illustrating one of the most important works in
The parable of The Prodigal Son and the short story of The Rocking-Horse Winner have many similarities as well as differences. The Prodigal Son was written by St. Luke and is recorded in the book of Luke in the Bible. D.H. Lawrence wrote the short story: The Rocking-Horse Winner. Both of these stories are fiction based, and they hold many good lessons to learn from them. The story of The Prodigal Son is found in Luke 15 and it was recorded in the scriptures by St. Luke.
The poem remarks a biblical reference as “Grendel … A kindred of Cain” first surfaces. Moreover, the poem often alludes to God as well as the worlds of Heaven and Hell further elucidating the Anglo Saxon views. Beowulf clearly demonstrates his acknowledgement of God countless times: In fact, Beowulf could well have been slayed by Grendel’s fiendish mother had “God not saved him [Beowulf].” The presence of religious influences are reinstated by the glut of glorifications and innuendos of Christianity and the concept of God within the Anglo Saxon society. Even the mighty King Hrothgar depicts these values showing his scarce concern for material objects “Sharing the gifts God had bestowed on him” signifying his compassion, a requisite for Christian
The subject of King Arthur is one of the most popular of all time and his stories have been retold in nearly every form of media. In fact, some would argue that Arthurian legend is “part of our cultural currency” because “despite its aristocratic and theological genesis, the Matter of Arthur has irrevocably embedded itself in modern British and American culture” (Sklar 5-10). Because today's western countries practice a fusion of Christian and Pagan traditions, today's people find comfort and familiarity in Arthurian legends. We can relate to and even value the Christian ideals that they live by. Yet, we also find ourselves fascinated by the magical aspects that are included in his story.
One of the most striking symbols of the Passover is the roasted bone called Zeroa, which commemorates the lamb sacrifice made the night God struck the homes of Egyptians. Beitza, a boiled egg that symbolizes the circle of life and continued existence. The order of the service begins with the recitation of kiddush in which proclaims the holiness of the holiday. The central part of the service is Maggid, which tells the story of Exodus from Egypt. One of the most beloved songs in the Passover seder is "Dayenu", in which means "would have sufficed" or been enough.
The question at hand, is Who exactly is the man the Jacob was wrestling? I believe that the man that Jacob was wrestling was Jesus in the Old Testament. During this time, some very important things happened to Jacob, not to mention, this too applies to believers today. In summation, just one encounter with God will change the old person to a new person. God will change our old characteristics of sin to a new creation.
Atheism is a belief that there is no God or gods; Christianity is the exact opposite. Christianity is the belief in the one, true God, and remembering his son, Jesus, came to die on the cross for our sins. Lewis describes a Christian as one striving to be more like Christ and allowing Him to completely take over our lives for the better. Lewis had several atheistic views until converting to Christianity. He being an atheist gave him more knowledge when supporting his current beliefs of Christianity.
To relate this theory to the Bible, Apollinarius’ interpretation could be related to the Bible verse found in Galatians 5:17 which states, “For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” He relates to this verse, but twists it to say that Jesus could not have had a human mind/spirit because it was corrupt and against the divine nature. What he missed though is that Jesus is not just partly human and partly divine, but He is one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. The Christian belief of the incarnation of Jesus is quite different from what Apollinarius believed. Christians believe that Jesus in the flesh was not only fully man but also fully God; not half and half, not a mixed nature, not a divine mind with a human mind and soul, but all God and all man! A great Bible verse that explains this is Philippians 2:6-11 which
Jesus was believed to be the Messiah that the people of Israel wanted to free them from slavery. The textbook says, “This coming deliverer was referred to as the Messiah, which means "anointed one." Messiah is the Hebrew term that is the basis for the term Christ, as in Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, kings were anointed. When the New Testament refers to Jesus as Christ, it is not referring to Jesus’ surname but to Jesus’ title as messiah, as king.” (Diffey, 2015)Jesus was believed to be the Son within the Holy Trinity: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus believed that he was the messiah, the savior whom profits predicted would one day bring peace to the people of Israel. The Romans and and Jewish leaders felt threatened by Jesus because he thought he was the messiah. Jesus would then be crucified by the Romans. Christianity was able to take hold in the ancient world and flourish because of Christianity 's belief in equality, Rome’s biased