Interesting Design Patterns in The Bible

Did you know that within the collection of 66 books in the bible, there are design patterns that link some of the main themes from the first book of Genesis, to the second book of Exodus, to the Kings and the prophets, to Jesus and all the way to the last book of Revelation?  I found it facinating to identify some of these patterns throughout the whole bible.

The 66 books in a Christian bible include 39 books in the Old Testiments and 27 books in the New Testiments.  It is a collection of writings in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek by many different authors written in different places throughout the span of more than a thousand years.  But they have unified the storyline of these books with design patterns, such as repeated words and parallel themes.  These patterns highlight core themes of the biblical story and show how it all leads to Jesus!

The Bible were writting mainly in three categories of writing styles : approximately 43% is made up of narrative stories, from historical narrative to parables.  33% is poetry, including songs, reflective poetry; and poetry of the prophets.  The remaining 24% of the bible is prose discourse, including laws, sermons, letters and one essay.

The narrative stories are where you can find the design patterns.  See the below amazing 6 mins short video to see how you can find these patterns and a couple of the interesting examples.

Design Patterns in Biblical Narrative by The Bible Project

To read more on this topic, please see this link on How to read the Bible from The Bible Project.  I love all their videos and podcasts!



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