How to decode the stories of the Bible

  • Faith
  • Feb 10, 2022
  • | 5 min read

In our last episode, we talked about what stories do. Now, let’s look at how they do it. If you dissect any good story and look at its structure, you’ll get a conflict, tension, rising action, and conclusion. But what does that have to do with reading the Bible? It turns out that analyzing bible stories’ structure is a key aspect in developing Hebraic thought, revealing so much more than just the story. In this episode, we’ll be learning how to look past distracting details in a bible story to get to the message the biblical authors are trying to relay.


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In this episode, we’ll be discussing:

  • Parts of a successful story- 4:25
  • Identifying themes within narrative- 12:07
  • The tower of Babel- 18:21
  • Applying Hebraic thought while reading stories- 21:39
  • The binding of Isaac- 30:48


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“[Samuel] says, Though you are little in your own eyes…’”1 Samuel 15:17

“Going back to John’s statement… of the many things [he] could have said about Jesus…” – John 21:24-25

“Tower of Babel” – Genesis 11:1-9

“God [says] to Ahraham… I will make your name great” – Genesis 12:2

“The binding of Isaac” – Genesis 22:1-19

“This is my beloved Son” – Matthew 3:17


Additional resources:

Morality in the Bible Emerges within Narrative | The Biblical Mind