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
* TheDutifulSon
* {{Lilith}}
* MessianicArchetype
* {{Samson}}
* {{Satan}}
** SatanicArchetype
[[/index]]

!! Tropes dealing with specific biblical events or conventions:
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* TheArk
* BellyOfTheWhale
* BloodOath: Yes, this is a Biblical Motif. The concept of eternally (or at least lifelong) binding blood covenants runs throughout Literature/TheBible.
* CainAndAbel
* CurseOfBabel
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* DavidVersusGoliath
* FlamingSword
* ForbiddenFruit
* TheGreatFlood
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples
* JacobAndEsau
* JesusSaves
* Literature/SamsonAndDelilah
* NameOfCain
* MarkOfTheBeast
* CaughtUpInTheRapture
* SecondComing
* SignsOfTheEndTimes
* TowerOfBabel
* TurnTheOtherCheek
* TheUriahGambit
[[/index]]

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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