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Brush Up Your Bible!

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What did Israel sow in order to "reap the whirlwind"? Where did the "prodigal son" go to spend his inheritance? What is a "plowshare" and how can you beat a sword into one? Learn about these and other well-known words, phrases, and stories of the Old and New Testaments that have entered our everyday language. Includes black-and-white line drawings by Tom Lulevitch, a helpf

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Hardcover, 366 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers
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R. C.
I found this book a pretty useful overview of all the ways Biblical literature shows up in our culture. Each section is about two pages of lively information on where a phrase or reference (The Tower of Babel, Forty Days and Forty Nights, Sodom and Gomorrah) shows up in the Bible, what it meant in that context, and where its been taken since Biblical days. The references are handily organized in Biblical order.
Rachel Kopel
Another of those biblical references *lite* but really very helpful.
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