The famous quote from William Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar, warning him to be careful on this day—to “BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!" William Shakespeare is one of the most prolific writers in the English language, his scores of comedies and tragedies from the sixteenth century have endured through many generations! Studied by writers and actors over the years as the greatest playwright of all time. But did you know that in all of Shakespeare’s works, it’s estimated there are over 1200 biblical references—a number some historians would say could be doubled? Unquestionably, Shakespeare displays a significant understanding of biblical literature--especially from the book of Psalms, Genesis, Matthew, and Job. Harvard Professor Robert Kiely, said: “. . .if a student doesn’t know any Bible literature, he or she will simply not understand whole elements of Shakespeare, Sidney, Spenser, Milton, Wadsworth. One could go on and on." Engage with the Bible—this Book of all Books!
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