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Lucian Hodoboc

Biblical historical fiction and Revelation 22:18-19

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How do you see writing Biblical historical fiction in light of Revelation 22:18-19? Aren't expanding the events from The Old Testament into novels, and adding fictional elements to the biographies of characters from the Bible by using our imagination, forms of adding to Scripture, which is something we are prohibited to do?

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That is a warning not to add to the Bible. Unless you are trying to include your stories into the biblical canon I think you are safe. 

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27 minutes ago, Lucian Hodoboc said:

How do you see writing Biblical historical fiction in light of Revelation 22:18-19?

 

GRRM took the events of Britain's Hundred Years War, added a dollop of fantasy to it, and created A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE (aka Game of Thrones). You could do the same thing here and you'd be fine. 

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5 hours ago, Lucian Hodoboc said:

How do you see writing Biblical historical fiction in light of Revelation 22:18-19? Aren't expanding the events from The Old Testament into novels, and adding fictional elements to the biographies of characters from the Bible by using our imagination, forms of adding to Scripture, which is something we are prohibited to do?

 

I've long been bothered by "re-writing" Biblical stories, Lucian, for the same reasons.  I think it would be safer to use "made-up" people and to write around the stories, taking our own implications from them, although I understand I might be in the minority in that point of view.

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I took an extremely minor character (he doesn't even have a name recorded in Scripture) and set the story in a part of the world on the far borders of Roman influence. Good thing, too, because I was adding anachronistic technology!

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