As the canon of Western mythos and philosophy (despite its [[{{Irony}} Eastern origins]]), Literature/TheBible has influenced fiction since the [[ContinuityNod time of the flood]]. This supertrope deals with biblical motifs featured in everything from [[OlderThanFeudalism epic poetry]] to the newest issue of your favorite {{shonen}} {{manga}}.

!! Character tropes explicitly based on biblical figures:
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* AllLovingHero
* TheAntichrist
* ArchangelGabriel
* ArchangelMichael
* BiblicalBadGuy
* TheDutifulSon
* {{God}}
* {{Jesus}}
* {{Lilith}}
* MessianicArchetype
* Literature/SamsonAndDelilah
* {{Satan}}
* SatanicArchetype
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!! Tropes dealing with specific biblical events or conventions:
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* AngelUnaware
* TheArk
* AsTheGoodBookSays: The Bible itself often quotes the Bible--the Prophets quote the Pentateuch, the New Testament quotes the Old Testament, and so on.
* AwayInAManger
* BellyOfTheWhale
* BibleTimes
* BloodOath: Yes, this is a Biblical Motif. The concept of eternally (or at least lifelong) binding blood covenants runs throughout Literature/TheBible.
* CainAndAbel
* CaughtUpInTheRapture
* CurseOfBabel
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* DealWithTheDevil
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils
* DemonicPossession
* DavidVersusGoliath
* FlamingSword
* ForbiddenFruit
* GoAndSinNoMore
* GoodSamaritan
* GoodShepherd
* TheGreatFlood
* {{Heaven}}
* HeavenSeeker
* {{Hell}}
* HolyGround
* HolierThanThou
* AHouseDivided
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples
* JacobAndEsau
* LastSupperSteal
* TheLegionsOfHell
* MosesInTheBullrushes
* NameOfCain
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown
* MarkOfTheBeast
* PassionPlay
* PietaPlagiarism
* SecondComing
* SignsOfTheEndTimes
* ThereIsAGod
* TheTheocracy
* TowerOfBabel
* TurnTheOtherCheek
* TheThreeWiseMen
* TheUriahGambit
* WalkOnWater
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Compare HijackedByJesus for works that bend other religions and their motifs to biblical archetypes. See CrystalDragonJesus for works that feature biblical motifs under the [[AllegoryAdventure guise]] of separate religions.

For works that explicitly quote Literature/TheBible, see AsTheGoodBookSays.

''Note: BiblicalMotifs [[ShapedLikeItself begin and end with]] Literature/TheBible. A trope may deal with a [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jewish]] or [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]] concepts and still be unrelated to the canon.''
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