Study Guide

Dune Allusions

By Frank Herbert

Allusions

Bible References

  • Habakkuk 1:9 (11.53)
  • Job 24:5 (11.61)
  • Deuteronomy 33.19 (12.51)
  • Exodus 2:22 (12.118)
  • Psalm 68:6 (12.211)
  • John 6:31 (15.140)
  • Psalm 102:6 (15.145)
  • Revelation 13:1 (21.119)
  • Ecclesiastes 3:6 (22.96)
  • Ezekiel 30:12 (27.101)
  • Proverbs 27.3 (28.19)
  • Jeremiah 2:6 (28.48) (40.131)
  • Exodus 23:20 (32.94) (Sort of; it's not word for word, but the mentioning of a "place prepared in the wilderness" is directly inspired by this verse.)
  • Exodus 22:18 (40.107)
  • Samuel 19:2 (48.27)

Quran References

  • Sura 24:45 (34.36) (Not a word-for-word shout-out.)
  • Sura 78:31-34 (44.176)

Historical References

  • St. Augustine of Hippo (7.80)
  • Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (32.105)