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A number of Biblical references are made in the Resident Evil franchise, normally though the quoting of particular verses of scripture.

Old Testament/Tenakh

Torah

Verses 16-18 of Genesis 22 is cited three times in the original Resident Evil, which quotes them in its Pass Codes. Genesis 22 is named the "Binding of Isaac", and describes Abraham's attempted sacrifice of his son, Isaac and his ultimate rejection on the then-common culture of human sacrifice on Yahweh's orders. The three verses are Yahweh's promise to Abraham that his descendants would one day become a great power.

Ketuvim

An excerpt from Psalm 137 is featured in the Resident Evil 7 demo. The song relates to the freeing of the Hebrew Israelites following the Babylonian Captivity, and their urge of enacting vengeance. The warning of coming violence in Verse 9, "Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks" (NIV), is re-written as "I shall dash them against the stones" (with "them" being scribbled out later and replaced with "you").

New Testament

A rejected boss for Resident Evil 2 was named Golgotha. Gol'gotha (Aramaic: gagûltâ ܓܓܘܠܬܐ) named in all four canonical Gospels as the site of Jesus' execution near Jerusalem.

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