Biblical FictionThe Biblical Fiction
This biblical Christmas book takes you back to the first Christmas! To clarify the question, to what extent the Bible is historical, I look for biblical fiction.
Firstly, the Maccabeans' ledgers are not fake and they are not in most Bibles, but that does not mean that they are not well deserved to be read or studied. One and two Maccabees' novels are part of the Apocrypha, and these novels never maintain to be inspirational. Jews never thought they were inspiring, but they are historic reports.
Daniel's predictions of what happened during the inter-testamentary period were described in the Maccabean accounts (especially the horrors of Antiochus Epiphanes), and similar occurrences to Daniel's prediction will be repeated in recent times (a scriptural template known as the law of double reference).
Judaism is based on Enoch, another Apocrypha scripture, so that the Jews certainly knew and understood her well. Writers are writing the Bible and calling it "fiction"? The Bible is a large library of textbooks, and the biblical writers were not writers of novels.
You were writing facts, happenings and data from your point of view when you were stirred by the Spirit of God. However, when they talked about incidents, they were sparing, like an artists who made a drawing with a crayon. It is what a trusted biblical writer does to take the Bible and make it come to realism by applying colour and textures and sensory detail.
Wherever possible, we explore the historic periods and study tens of works that have been composed during this era to get a sense of how humans have actually spoken, worked and commented. And if the Bible doesn't stop taking them in, why should a writer?
However, the parts that come out of our fantasy we voluntarily acknowledge are fiction. Every biblical tale does not have a "HEA" (happy to the end of its days). But biblical tales are built on true reality, and true reality often makes us more sad, but more wise. So why not just leave out the fiction and just go over the Bible?
It is because the mind vibrates to the HISTORY. Cause these words signalled the beginning of a HISTORY, and I love that history. These were the similes Jesus used to tell his disciples. By the action of the Holy Spirit, certain men have recognized the real significance of Jesus' histories, others have not. The majority of my tales - even the modern, non-biblical fiction - are similair.
Why then should you be reading fiction on the basis of biblical happenings? The fictitious element should be logic and should be founded on historic facts. After all, historic fiction can help us to better understanding the cultures and histories of well-known histories. This is because God himself has written down histories and Jesus has been teaching with them, as people are hardwired to appreciate it.
The Bible gives us the Scriptures, and the teaching of biblical insufficiency says that the Bible gives us everything we need to know about God. Our aim is to know more, and well-written biblical, historic and modern fiction can satisfy this need. So, do not delay in opening your hearts and minds to a well-written biblical novel.