This may be a possible reference to the Ark's final fate. When the Story Bible is not with O'Connor, it is stored in a locked metal cabinet in the studio's offices, which are inaccessible to the rest of Microsoft. As is known, there are many references to the number "7" in the game. Halo Wars 2 (2017, Xbox One & Windows 10), Halo 4: King of the Hill (2012, iOS & Android), Halo: Fireteam Raven (2018, Arcade cabinet), Halo Custom Edition (2004, Windows & Mac), Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014, Xbox One), Halo Wars: Definitive Edition (2016, Xbox One & Windows 10), Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide (2013), List of Norse Mythology References in Halo, List of Greek Mythology References in Halo, people and kindreds and tongues and nations, https://halo.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_references_to_religion_in_Halo?oldid=1817996. Genesis, a new graphic novel explaining what happened before Halo Wars, is more than likely named after the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Old Testament and the Bible. His old life effectively "dead," he is then figuratively resurrected as "the Arbiter." In all Abrahamic religions, there are two "Arks". 25 “He shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army. This can be related to the Hierarchs of the Covenant, for they knowingly deceived their followers into believing that humans were evil, despite the fact that humans were actually the Forerunners' "Reclaimers." 3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Anubis: God of funerals and death, usually depicted as a canine or a man with a canine head.     and all the wild animals play nearby. In Psalms, the Word of God is described as "silver...refined seven times," and another Psalm says "...seven times a day I praise you..." In the Book of Daniel, when Daniel's friend is about to be put in a furnace, the furnace is heated to seven times its normal heat. Also, the Ark of the Covenant was a weapon of mass destruction in all religions of Abraham, as it decimated the outer, protective walls of Jericho. http://bit.ly/1y8VeirGo check out Honest Game Trailers! ... Info; Add Alt Source; To celebrate Halo Reach's release, let's look at how religion underpins everything in Bungie's epic tale. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.     the sinews of its thighs are close-knit. It is believed that the prophets and the battle of High Charity are a reference to the book of Revelation, judging by the … 24 Its chest is hard as rock, That fact is also poignant in that upon the discovery of the gateway to the Ark, Lord Hood expresses that he will "drive the enemy into the grave they've been so happily digging". Also, another possible reference to the Ark is found in Jeremiah 3:16: "Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days," says the LORD, "that they will say no more, 'The ark of the covenant of the LORD.' On the Halo 3 level Floodgate at Shadow of Intent, a Major Elite says "High Charity has fallen, become a wretched hive!". In the story, Jesus starts out seven loaves. The monitor could be a possible reference to the guardian of the sacred garden of Eden, which after Adam and Eve left the angel was given the task by God to guard the garden against intruders. The Bible begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and very soon refers to them becoming “one flesh” (Genesis 1-2). 33 Nothing on earth is its equal— —John 1:17, 7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. "4 say to those with fearful hearts; Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you; Under the dictionary definition, Behold A Pale Horse simply testifies as "death" in the written text. actually, Halo's mostly based on the Ringworld trilogy (which is in turn based primarily on the Bible). Smile Lee 06:09, 16 September 2006 (UTC) Smile Lee, please read No Original Research for an explanation as to why "possible influences", unsourced, is inappropriate. 2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? This could be a possible symbol of Covenant glassing. The MJOLNIR Armor that the Spartan-IIs are outfitted with shares its name with the Norse God Thor's legendary hammer, Mjölner, which is said to call forth lightning whenever used. Join Wisecrack! Found in numerous depictions of Jesus, angels, and other biblical characters in the history of art, many wonder what the Bible says, if … 6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over the waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. The MJOLNIR Armor that the Spartan-II's are outfitted with, shares its name with the Norse god Thor's legendary hammer, Mjölner, which is said to call forth lightning whenever used.     or its head with fishing spears? This is not found in the Bible at all, but is what is commonly assumed to have happened during the Spanish Inquisition. The concept that the Chief is seen as a savior and the one man who can vanquish evil (the Flood and the Covenant) is reflective of this. In the Bible and the Qur'an, whenever an Angel appears to a human, he always starts off by saying "Do not be afraid". Interestingly, the Spartan Laser's full name contains a biblical reference. Furthermore, such literature also tells that "Fire will come down from God" during this battle to defeat Satan and his minions-which may be a direct reference to the Covenant's Glassing techniques to destroy "unholy" humans. Ensemble Studios, 343 Industries, Creative Assembly, and certain authors have been known to continue the tradition, inserting their own references to the number in their Halo media. Verse 44 is particularly analogous to the combined assault against the Ark's citadel, from Elites and humans, and separately the Flood. For instance the Earthly existence of ghosts and spirits are considered more Occult beliefs, and mainstream Christian organization neither confirm nor deny a residential "haunting." Think of the covenant as crusaders in a sense where they are looking for a holy land and passage to the great journey. The Arbiter's ritual humiliation, ordered by the Hierarchs and carried out by Tartarus, is visually evocative of the crucifixion of Jesus. The songs Behold A Pale Horse and On a Pale Horse could be relating to Revelation 6:8, how the English translation reads: "And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death, and Hell followed with him. ", This is likely a reference to Revelation 18:21. Yahweh is the Hebrew name for God.[2]. Guilty Spark by proxy of Commander Keyes says that news of the Flood will only accelerate Truth's intentions to destroy the galaxy. In Matthew, Jesus tells Peter to forgive "seven times seventy" times.     leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. At the end of the level Floodgate, the Gravemind will speak to the Master Chief. 30 For ships from the west shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage.So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. In the name W/AV Model 6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle, the word Galilean might not in fact refer to Galileo, but to Galilee, the region where Jesus lived for thirty years in what is now Israel. 9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 34 Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue. 45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. These are likely references to two legendary creatures in the biblical book of Job. Jun 23, 2020.     and which feeds on grass like an ox. The King described in the passage very much fits the Prophet of Truth. Genesis means "origin," appropriately named. Rev21:23) onto telescopic sights for rifles manufactured by Trijicon, which bear religious inscriptions.Users and purchasers of the equipment—which included the United States Army and Marine Corps and military units around the world—were … The rune for Gungnir is also on the side of the Spartan Laser. Many Covenant ships and vehicles contain religious references. John 1:7 "The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe ." The first thing the Gravemind says is "Do not be afraid, I am peace, I am salvation". 30 Its undersides are jagged potsherds, In Joshua, in the story of the fall of Jericho, the Lord tells Joshua to "Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. Verified Purchase. 37 He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.     it is king over all that are proud.”. Noah was instructed by God, who is comparable to the Forerunners in the Halo Universe, to build an Ark to save all species on earth from a Flood. That and the very book that the creators use to reference the Halo universe is called the "Halo Bible" and this is a very well known fact. The Arbiter and John both fall into "bottomless pits" (although John's was a lake) and were taken by the Gravemind, which can be said to then reside in this "pit", which is presumably located in the Delta Halo Library. In Leviticus, there are many rituals in which the same thing is done seven times. 5 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”, On the Halo 3 level Halo, 343 Guilty Spark says to John, "I take no pleasure in doing what must be done.". Finally, the two Sacraments of Vocation — Marriage and Holy Orders — derive from scripture, although the format of the liturgical celebrations has obviously evolved through the centuries. is a clear reference to Luke 13:1-5: 1 There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Verses 40 through 45 of Daniel 11 describe with some metaphorical imagery for parts of Halo 3. However, something that is not as widely known is that "7" is the number of perfection in the Bible (not to mention godly perfection, the reverse of 666 is 777 for ultimate luck, which links back to John's luck, and the luckiest number believed in the world). First, the Bible does not directly speak of halos as observed in religious art. But only the redeemed will walk there, Also the names of many of their ships contain references to religious concepts or ideals (e.g. 23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined; In the Roman Catholic Bible, and every other Christian and Jewish bible, the story of Genesis is told, where the Lord's Holy day is the seventh day, Sunday (or Saturday to some).     and bronze like rotten wood. There are many references in religious texts about false prophets, such as 2 Peter 2:1, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.".     yet its Maker can approach it with his sword. His cryotube may be compared to the tomb in which Christ was buried. 25 When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; is a clear reference to Luke 13:1-5: 1 There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Feb 20, 2012 (O.O)/ um... the whole game is a religious war from the covenant side & the human side is just defending them selves from being destroyed cause the covenant think their unworthy or something i don't read into halo lore much, so that's the gist of what i gathered from playing the games. Bungie seems to have put many references from various religions, mythologies, cultures, and legends in the Halo series. This date unlocks a secret in Halo 2 and is also Bungie Day. Noah was instructed by God, who is comparable to the Forerunners in the Halo Universe, to build an Ark to save all species on earth from a Flood. For why should you die, O house of Israel?’, Guilty Spark was obligated to protect the installation. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? In this scene, the Master Chief puts his right hand on a Marine that is at his feet, and saving him by putting him in the lifeboat. "Ghost" for example may refer to the Holy Ghost. 343 Guilty Spark himself remarked, "While I had a complete understanding of Installation 04, my Makers wisely limited my knowledge of all other strategic facilities. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him," referring to the end of the world. 18 Its bones are tubes of bronze, 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Also note that one of the first "Covenants" between the human race and God is that "Never again shall a flood destroy all," and the Covenant are determined on activating the Halo's which, even if the Covenant don't know it, would destroy all of the Flood, thus having the Covenant stop the Flood. Consisted of four black-and-silver looseleaf binders, the Story Bible is under the care of Frank O'Connor of 343 Industries. Report abuse. 17 They are joined fast to one another; 10 and the ransomed of the Lord will return. 24 Can anyone capture it by the eyes, In the New American Bible, Mark 8:1-10 contains the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. The "demons" are the Flood. Verses 40 through 45 of Daniel 11 describe with some metaphorical imagery for parts of Halo 3. [1] With the Master Chief, his role takes center stage in the canon even though he makes the briefest of appearances, spending most of the Human-Covenant War in cryo sleep. Following Bungie's end of partnership with Microsoft, Microsoft internal studio (now known as 343 Industries) sought assista… Verse 44 is particularly analogous to the combined assault against the Ark's citadel, from Elites and humans, and separately the Flood. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? John's gospel, for example, is made up partly of the "Book of Signs," which contains seven miracle stories and seven discourses. There are also 7 Archangels who surround God in Heaven. the great city be thrown down, and will never be found again. Probably the most obvious biblical connection to Master Chief is that John I became the seventh bishop of Jerusalem in 117 A.D. The "days of their prophecy" are the 9th Age of Reclamation, the final Age in Halo. 7 Can you fill its hide with harpoons 21 A mighty angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone and threw it into the sea and said: "With such force will Babylon (New Mombasa?) It is believed that the prophets and the battle of High Charity are a reference to the book of Revelation, judging by the following verses found in Revelation 11:5-10: 5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. Frozen And Other Popular Films That People Think Are Based On Stories In The Bible. The cataclysmical devices in Halo are composed of the Ark and seven circular celestial bodies. not to mention the ones who will die when they stand up against the false prophet and the false religion. (this would be post-rapture) This makes sense because earth was their last hope, their last stand. Additionally, a section of Genesis pertaining to the time directly after Noah's Ark runs thus: "With these words I make my covenant with you: I promise that never again will all living beings be destroyed by a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth.".     or tie down its tongue with a rope? Hey! 18 Its snorting throws out flashes of light; The King of the north will "come against him like a whirlwind [...] with many ships." In the Roman Catholic Bible, and every other Christian and Jewish bible, the story of Genesis is told, where the Lord's Holy day is the seventh day, Sunday (or Saturday to some). 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. Watchers were angels on special appointment; they were constantly on watch as sentinels for God. Compartmentalization - in case was ever captured, by the Flood.". 20 Smoke pours from its nostrils This is a clear reference to Revelation 18:1-2: 1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. When Master Chief is listed MIA, he disappears from humanity, much like how Jesus died on the cross. Will they divide it up among the merchants? 36 “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.     nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.     for you to take it as your slave for life? Another important thing to note is the fact that the passage states that "I am alive for evermore". That fact is also poignant in that upon the discovery of the gateway to the Ark, Lord Hood expresses that he will "drive the enemy into the grave they've been so happily digging. 10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. Bungie Studios has long enjoyed inserting prominent references to the number seven into several of its games, including their entries in Halo series. "Half-wit insects!" 23 A raging river does not alarm it; This verse was also part of the battle of High Charity reference, showing it may have some importance to Bungie and the Halo story. 16 What strength it has in its loins, Due to the villainous nature of the Covenant, the latter is probably more accurate. Reject their lies! Isaiah 35:1-10 is full of material which forms direct parallels to the events on the Tsavo Highway in Halo 3. 2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! Truth and Reconciliation). 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. Many Covenant ships and vehicles contain religious references. The "dwelling place of demons" and the "wretched hive" is the Flood Hive, the house of the Gravemind.     or pierce its jaw with a hook? They have words like the Ark, Covenant, Halo, Reclaimer, Ascension, Holy, Sacred Ring. The Prophets and the battle of High Charity could be seen as an allusion to the Book of Revelation, judging by the following verses found in Revelation 11:5-10: 5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. I think not!)     slingstones are like chaff to it. It should also be noted, however, that Ghosts and Spirits - as well as notions such as truth and reconciliation - are not exclusively Christian ideals. ", Additionally, a section of Genesis pertaining to the time directly after Noah's Ark runs thus: "With these words I make my covenant with you: I promise that never again will all living beings be destroyed by a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth.".     or put it on a leash for the young women in your house? Prior to the release of Halo 3, we witnessed TV spots in which towards the end would display the word "BELIEVE". MadameNoire Featured Video. is a possible reference to Matthew 23, Jesus' denunciation to the scribes and Pharisees. 21 And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue. 29 A club seems to it but a piece of straw; 4 years ago. 28 While returning to his land with great riches, his heart shall be moved against the holy covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his own land. The Blorg Commonality was a fanatic xenophile misunderstood empire that desperately wanted to make friends, and also had a militarist side in order to force others to be their friends if everyone rejected them. The Spirit may be like the Holy Spirit, a part of the Trinity of God. This can be related to the Hierarchs of the Covenant, for they knowingly deceived their followers into believing that humans were evil, despite the fact that humans were actually the Forerunners' "Reclaimers". 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