The Bible stories are named after famous biblical stories from the Old Testament, according to a new project by the Pew Research Center.
The project, titled The Bible Stories: What They Are, What They Mean and How They Were Written, found that only three of the more than 50 stories in the Bible that were named in the 2016 survey were not stories from a book.
“In general, we found the Bible story names are not from a work of fiction, but from an historical record,” said John L. Lewis, senior scholar for religious studies at the Pew Center, who led the research.
“The Bible story was a collection of stories, stories from different eras, from different countries,” he said.
“And so we have to recognize that the names we use to describe the stories may not be the names they should be.”
Lewis also said that the naming conventions in the stories often make it difficult to distinguish the stories from their historical context, even when the stories are written as historical pieces of fiction.
“When you hear about a biblical story, you hear that story told by Abraham, and you know that that story is not a historical document, you don’t think that it is a story of Abraham, because it’s not a story,” he explained.
“So it’s hard to identify those stories as historical, even if they’re named as historical.”
The project also found that the Bible names are often not related to their stories, as many of the stories were written between the time of Abraham and the time Jesus was born.
Lewis said the names of many of these stories are not really named after the names that they should have been named after.
“For instance, if you hear a story about how the Messiah was born, or the story of the resurrection of Jesus, that story should be named after Jesus Christ, not after the story about the birth of Jesus Christ,” he told Al Jazeera.
“If we’re looking at a story like the resurrection, we’re not really looking at the story in the first place, so we don’t know that story’s name,” he added.
Pew Research conducted a survey in 2016 to collect responses from 1,000 people across the United States about their religious affiliation, gender, and age.
The survey found that 57% of people who identify as Christian identify as atheist, agnostic, or other non-religious.
The Pew Research survey also found some of the Bible’s most popular stories are still often named after religious stories, such as the story told about Abraham’s grandson Jacob.
Jacob, as well as other biblical stories, are often named as such in the American Bible, according the study.
“There are some biblical stories that have come to be known as Christian stories that are actually stories from people who weren’t Christians,” Lewis said.
For example, Abraham was called the Messiah, but he was not the Messiah at the time.
He was a Jew.
That doesn’t mean, of course, that the Messiah doesn’t exist, Lewis said, but it does mean that the story doesn’t really fit with the Christian story of Jesus.
“It’s not like the Messiah has just been born and he’s now called the Christian Messiah,” he remarked.
“We’re trying to tell stories from across the religious spectrum.
The Bible story is a big part of that.”