stories of Jesus vs stories about Jesus

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Sara Lee

Senior Member
Chinese
my friend read many bible stories which are about the Lord Jesus,

how should we call these stories (besides bible stories)?


1.stories of Jesus

2.stories about Jesus

Are both of them Okay? Which one is better? what's the difference between them?
 
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    They are both fine. There is some ambiguity with (1): Are these stores concerning Jesus, or are they stories that Jesus told?

    This type of ambiguity is quite normal in English and you should not avoid sentence (1) because of it, unless you particularly want to distinguish between Jesus' parables and his other teachings and deeds.
     
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