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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Camino de Emaús, by Lelio Orsi, shows Jesus walking with two of his disciples, who haven't yet recognized him.

On the Road to Emmaus

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to two of his disciples while they were walking to the village of Emmaus. They didn't recognize him at first.

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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

A few days after Jesus's resurrection, 7 of his disciples have returned to Galilee. In this story, they go fishing, and catch nothing until Jesus appears to them, standing on the shore, and tells them to fish on the right side of the boat.

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Feed my lambs and Feed my sheep

An After-Breakfast Conversation

In this story, at the very end of the Gospel of John, Jesus quizzes Peter in the well-known - but curious - 'Feed my Lambs' conversation. Then He tells seven disciples a short parable, and finally damps down a flash of competitiveness between the disciples.

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