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!
More Book Minute Features
July 06, 2020
Mary Jones's Bible
For Welsh children of years past, the story of Mary Jones and her Bible is legendary. In 1563, Parliament passed a law allowing for the translation of...
June 29, 2020
Mendelssohn’s Fifth— Symphony for the Reformation
The Augsburg Confession of 1530 defined the theological beliefs of Martin Luther, becoming one of the most important documents of the Protestant Refor...
June 22, 2020
Quoting the Bible -
“Cleanliness is next to godliness! A verse often quoted from the Bible—but one that isn’t IN the Bible! It's sound advice, but we often use wise...