Bible Stories Explained

Get new insights into these great, but often misunderstood, stories


The Bible is full of stories. Are they still relevant today? 2000+ years later? Yes! They're timeless. They are written in a kind of code, in which the literal words have an inner meaning. Here are some suggested feature stories, and below, a list of hundreds more. Many have explanations or commentary by New Christian scholars, writers, and artists.

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"Valley Pasture," painted by Robert Seldon Duncanson in 1857, hangs in the Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. Duncanson - the descendant of freed slaves -  was a member of the Hudson Valley school of artists.

The 23rd Psalm

There's the valley of the shadow of death to get through. The Lord will help us with that. And there are green pastures and good water ahead. We should fear no evil.

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Christ driving the money-changers from the temple

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

In this story, on the Monday after Palm Sunday, Jesus re-enters Jerusalem, goes to the temple, and drives out the moneychangers and people who were selling animals for sacrifices. He overturns tables, and takes a whip, and uses it to clean out the temple. So, what's this story about for us?

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An illustration from the Miraculous Draft of Fishes, by J. James Tissot, between 1886 and 1896.

The Breakfast by the Sea of Galilee

After Jesus's resurrection, 7 disciples have gone back to Galilee. They're fishing - all night - and have caught nothing. Jesus appears, and tells them to fish on the right side of the boat. So, they do...

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