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Metaphors and the Bible

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Feb 12, 2008
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    Strange as it may seem, there are those on the BB who seem to believe that the word metaphor is a bad word used only to disprove or confuse the message of the Bible.

    I say this seems strange as metaphors are used throughout the Bible.

    The word metaphor is: An image which suggests similarities between two different ideas, without implying that they are identical. Scripture uses metaphors extensively, as a way of illustrating aspects of its teaching. [From www.Biblegateway.com ]

    Metaphors Jesus used in describing himself:

    Metaphors used throughout the bible: