2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' "
4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman.
5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Knowledge fruit, zombies, and biblical backup for the doctrine of transubstantiation, as you requested.
And I think you still don't get what I was actually saying. It's not that I don't understand there are metaphorical passages in the bible. What I was saying is that is not how most christians read the bible. And aside from a few passages which are introduced "and Jesus told them a parable", there is nothing overtly in the text of the bible which states that certain parts are not meant to be taken as historical fact. Remember, the scripture that Copernicus got in trouble for contradicting was a Psalm (as in hymn or poem).
So again, let me clarify. I'm not stating that I don't know the bible is not all meant to be taken literally. I'm stating that the majority of christians do think it is meant to be taken literally.