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The Writing on the Wall: Everyday Phrases from the King James Bible

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The King James Bible is a treasure-trove of idioms and clichés that have entered everyone's vocabulary-and yet few are aware of the Bible as their source.

Whether your interest is purely linguistic, theological, or devotional, this book assumes no prior familiarity with the scriptures. By providing the context of each book and phrase it becomes a useful guidebook, bringing
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Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published December 29th 2014 by Sacristy Press
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Jude
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clichés, expressions, and idioms, they can be the apple of your eye, or a thorn in your flesh – but do you know where these seemingly meaningless phrases originate? If not, this is the perfect book to guide you off to the land of nod.

In The Writing on the Wall: Everyday Phrases from the King James Bible, Richard Noble provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of 65 phrases and expressions, now firmly ingrained in everyday speech, which have their roots in the King James Bible. While it may
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Rob N
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an intriguing book. We can’t recall reading another book quite like it. We found out things that we never knew before. We couldn’t believe how many day to day sayings have their source in the bible. Moreover it is obvious that Richard has thoroughly researched his subject. Initially we wanted to challenge his view of the first account of Paul’s conversion in Acts 9 only to find that the Greek New Testament confirms Richards’s comments, although surprisingly the NIV doesn’t. There are, as on ...more
Fiona
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE RICHNESS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ITS SOURCES,
For Christians and non -Christians alike, historians and linguists and those who have an inquiring mind: this book is a delight to dip into or to immerse oneself in. For each book of the King James Bible one is treated to a well-known phrase in the english vocabulary, its original context and its relevance through history to the modern world. A book for the curious....where do phrases such as 'the blind lea
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Ron Ingamells
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'He was in by the skin of his teeth' said the cricket commentator. Have you ever wondered where such a phrase originated? Richard Noble's engrossing book gives not only the meaning but places it in the context of the particular book of the bible. Over 60 phrases from the King James version of the Bible we frequently use are explored. Valuable for anyone interested in the English language or in the biblical background.
In an recent interesting tv programme about William Tyndale, the translator of
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