Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Metaphors in the Bible?
How Much Do You Know About Metaphors in the Bible?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Think you know your biblical metaphors? The metaphor is one of the most commonly used literary devices out there. For this reason, they can be found throughout almost any text, and the Bible is no different in this way. In fact, it has some of the most famous metaphors of all time. References to many of these metaphors can be found throughout literature and all sorts of other works of art. This is part of why understanding them is so important.

A metaphor is a literary device in which two are more things are compared using the help of figurative or highly descriptive language. They are often used to express ideas vividly, or make ideas which can be hard to understand easier to visualize and grasp. They make reading a more visual experience, which makes writing come alive and be more enjoyable to read. Vivid and imaginative description can make you think about even the most common objects in a whole new way.   

The Bible uses metaphors to explain situations and teach lessons, and some have had a large influence on the Christian faith. If you think you are a biblical metaphor expert, then try your hand at this very illustrative quiz! 

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