Who would have thought that a show about the end of the world would throw so many biblical references into its episodes?
Yeah, seems like a kind of obvious thing to do, doesn't it.
Redemption. Self-sacrifice. And let's not go into all the stuff Father Gabriel has talked about, whether he was rambling crazy Rick-is-satan stuff, or it was things everyone needed to hear, like in last night's episode, "No Way Out."
We also have Alexandria becoming a Noah's Ark of sorts (though Noah in the Bible didn't get eaten by zombies in a revolving door, thank goodness), where everyone can make a new start, a.k.a. a new "in the beginning." And let's not forget the not-so-yummy reference, when the Termites were munching on Bob. No, Bob's Burgers wasn't a fast food joint in the Holy Scriptures, but remember that part where Jesus says something about the bread being his body, break it and eat it? See a few lines down for more on that one.
There are some pretty slick Bible-verse Easter Eggs that have been thrown into the mix, too. They're right there in your face, but you have to look them up to see how crafty the producers really are.
The Newest Verse In 'The Walking Dead' Bible Study Is From Last Night's Episode:
It says, "Faith without works is dead," but the full verse reads:
James 2:26 — As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
Heyyy, look at that! A dead body-ish verse! Sneaky, sneaky TWD producers.
Here's What I Was Talking About Above, From Father Gabriel's Church:
John 6:54: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life.
Well, not if it was like Bob's flesh and infected!
Of course, the most famous zombie-related Bible verses are from Gabriel's church, right below the aforementioned verse, probably put there by the already-going-crazy Gabriel himself:
Another Bible Shout-Out Is From This Season 5 Scene:
A book called Wide Is The Gate could reference Matthew 7:13-15, which reads:
13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
In Season 5, Episode 2, Glenn Finds This:
Galatians 6:9 — Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Not really zombie related, but it applies to Glenn 100%. The dude just won't allow himself to kill another human!