What literary themes do you see that might be present in other works of literature?

Look at the Bible, the old testament in particular, not as the word of God, but as a piece of literature for this discussion. What literary themes do you see that might be present in other works of literature? Look at the literary device such as a metaphor in tone to help. What about the plot and story development? What parallels do you see between the old testament in the novels or short stories you have read?