Coined by God: Words and Phrases that First Appear in the English Translations of the Bible

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 221 páginas
From "appetite" to "liberty," the Bible has been one of the richest sources for introducing words and concepts into the English language. Even the names of the biblical books, from "Genesis" to "Revelation," have enlarged the English vocabulary. Not only did hundreds of words come into English when biblical translators used them, but so did dozens of now common phrases, from "blood money" to "salt of the earth." The authors cite chapter and verse and trace the words right up to today's headlines. Each entry is a window onto the often-forgotten biblical story that gave rise to the word. Arranged from A to Z, and reader-friendly regardless of faith, the book offers entries about biblical words and phrases that have moved into the general culture. Included is a brief chronology of the English translations of the Bible as well as indexes for source and translator.
 

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The title of this book is spoken tongue-firmly-in-cheek. These are words that were not in the English language until they appeared in English Bibles in the era of the Great Bible, the Bishops Bible, and the Authorized Version, and were thus "coned by God." Leer comentario completo

Coined by God: words and phrases that first appear in the English translations of the Bible

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An account of 150 locutions from genesis to salt of the earth that debuted in English translations of the Bible; from a professor of education and a researcher for the New York Times Magazine's "On Language" column, respectively. Leer comentario completo

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY
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BOOKS OF THE BIBLE 2 01
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INDEX BY BOOKS OF THE BIBLE 2 11
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Jeffrey McQuain is an author of Coined by Shakespeare. He lives in Potomac, Maryland and was the researcher for the "On Language" column in The New York Times Magazine.

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