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

Old Testament/Tenakh


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.


An excerpt from Psalm 137 is featured in the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 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

The Golgotha Virus, and the rejected boss for Resident Evil 2 of the same name, is named after Gol'gotha (Aramaic: gagûltâ ܓܓܘܠܬܐ), the site of Jesus' execution near Jerusalem, which is also known as Calvary in English scriptural translations. The virus is so-named because of its ability to reanimate the dead, akin to Jesus' resurrection following his execution. Wesker's Report II alludes to this further, with Lisa Trevor being executed and being confirmed dead after three days, before her revival.


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