Brush Up Your Bible!

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Gramercy Books, 1998 - Religion - 384 pages
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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 helpful index to key words and phrases, and a section on expressions that are mistakenly attributed to the Bible.

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Another of those biblical references *lite* but really very helpful. Read full review

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A good source of biblical trivia, albeit not as good as Potter's "Is THAT in the Bible?" Read full review

Contents

The Hebrew Bible Old Testament i
5
The New Testament
161
Purgatory
325
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Michael Macrone is the author of nine entertain-ing guides to literary and intellectual history. His specialties include the Shakespeare canon, classical writings, mythology, the Bible, and great ideas. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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