By Martin Manser
The Ultimate A-to-Z Resource to Common Expressions and Curious Words from the Bible
Martin Manser is a professional reference book editor and Bible scholar who has compiled and edited more than 70 titles, including dictionaries and biblical reference works. This delightful book:Shows how hundreds of today's colorful, everyday expressions come from the Bible, such as "the blind leading the blind," "by the skin of my teeth," "a fly in the ointment" and many more. Explains the original meaning and occasions of these expressions in the Old and New Testaments. Gives the fascinating and often humorous stories behind hundreds of other words and phrases from the great English Bible and the King James Version, especially those with different or rarely-used meanings in today's English. Provides as a great resource for Bible word studies: KJV expressions are illuminated by comparison with the way they are translated in eight major 20th-century Bible versions: CEV, NASB, NCV, NIV, NKJV, NLT, NRSV, RSV. Illustrates the meaning of many terms with generous quotations from Shakespeare and other Elizabethan literature. Entertains as well as informs: a one-of-a-kind illustrated reference work that all Bible readers, students of English literature, writers and word lovers of all kinds will treasure.
Product DetailsPaperback: 608 pages Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 15, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0785213783 ISBN-13: 978-0785213789 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
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