Bible writers often arrange ideas in patterns we don’t see. One pattern, the bridal paradigm, links weddings & salvation. Take a look. You’ll be intrigued.
Certain ideas – themes – permeate the bible. God tells same stories again and again, varying the settings and characters but never varying the themes He wants to emphasize. Once you learn to think thematically, God’s repetitive themes will pop off of page after biblical page, and you’ll find the bible suddenly less confusing, more fascinating, and amazingly consistent.