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The Writing on the Wall by Richard Noble
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it was amazing
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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 leading the blind', 'the writing on the wall' and 'wheels within wheels ' originally come from? In his relaxed and informative style Richard Noble treats you to the answers. Each chapter whets the appetite for the next...... We are also given wonderfully succinct and useful summaries of the composition and chronology of the Old Testament, the relevance of the Intertestamental Period and the amazing story of God's revelation in the New Testament.

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February 5, 2015 – Shelved

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