Objects and Items Appearing in the Bible

Articles related to objects or items referenced in Scripture provide relevant information about things of interest to the Bible student. This kind of information can be very helpful in setting appropriate context. These articles are indicated by the image you can see to the left.

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Joy that Comes When a Sinner Repents

Isaiah, the inspired writer of the prophetic book that bears his name, wrote, “We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way” (Isa. 53:6). Yet in some instances, not all the sheep wander off at the same time. Jesus described a scenario in which a shepherd had 100 sheep and…

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Money-Bags (Luke 12:33)

Jesus told His hearers, “Make money-bags for yourselves that won’t grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:33-34). The word rendered money-bags by the translators of the Holman Christian Standard Bible refers to a…

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Noah’s Ark: Its Size

Often we see pictures of Noah’s ark that portray the ark as an incredibly crowded boat. The animals depicted are almost spilling out of the ship, and it looks as if there is no room whatsoever to move about. Sometimes such images are used to teach children—but the message conveyed (not the message intended, but…

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Rainbow

After the flood that destroyed all the creatures on the earth that had the breath of life in them, God made a covenant with Noah. Never again would He destroy the earth with a flood. God said, “‘I confirm my covenant with you that never again will every creature be wiped out by the waters…

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Smoking Oven and Burning Torch: Genesis 15:17

It has been observed that while the various religions of the world represent human efforts to get to God, Christianity affirms and celebrates the reality of God’s timely and effective effort reach man. In the Bible we see God’s taking the initiative to implement His plan of salvation, ultimately by sending HIs Son, Jesus, to…

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The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes, recorded in Matthew 5:1-12, are one of those beloved passages of Scripture that Christians have loved and studied over the centuries. As part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5–7), it contains some wonderful truths that God’s people, young and old, should understand. But the text can also be challenging. If we’re…

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Treasure (Luke 12:33-34)

“Sell your possessions and give to the poor,” Jesus said. “Make money-bags for yourselves that won’t grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:33-34; similar words can be found in Matt. 6:19-21). The word…

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Twelve Baskets of Leftovers

Apart from Jesus’ own resurrection, the only miracle appearing in all four Gospels is that of Jesus’ using just five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd that included 5,000 men. Every Gospel account tells us that after the people ate and were satisfied, the disciples collected 12 baskets of leftovers (see Matt. 14:20;…

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