Narrative History

Over forty percent of the Bible is narrative history in which communities of faith recount their important stories and experiences with God. The narratives in the Bible are like all other narrative in that they contain characters in specific settings engaging in actions that move the plot forward. But they are also different because they serve a specific divine purpose. The historical narratives in the Bible tell God’s story of redemption for humankind through Jesus. There are many individual stories in the Bible – histories of people like Abraham and Moses as well Mary the mother of Jesus and the disciples – but they all connect to the grand narrative of God’s redemption of all of creation through Christ.


Article: “Does the Bible Relate to History as it Actually Happened?”

Podcast: The Bible Project: “The Bible & the “Problem of History”