In terms of Biblical influence, Melville’s style can be divided into three categories. First, Melville’s use of Biblical allusion is more at the narrative level of including the allusions within his own writing style rather that formally identifying Biblical quotation. Several uses of his preferred Biblical allusions appear appear repeated several times throughout his body of work, taking on the nature of refrains. Examples of this idiom are the injunctions to be ‘as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves,’ ‘death on a pale horse,’ ‘the man of sorrows’, the ‘many mansions of heaven;’ proverbs ‘as the hairs on our heads are numbered,’ ‘pride goes before a fall,’ ‘the wages of sin is death;’ adverbs and pronouns as ‘verily, whoso, forasmuch as; phrases as come to pass, children’s children, the fat of the land, vanity of vanities, outer darkness, the apple of his eye, Ancient of Days, the rose of Sharon. Second, there are paraphrases of individual and combined verses.