Continuing Impact and Influence

“In America, if you speak English, some might say, you’re speaking the Bible as a second language!”
A feature writer for one of America’s leading newspapers, the "Los Angeles Times" wrote:
"The Bible is a cornerstone of Western civilization, inspiring the art of Michelangelo, the plays of William Shakespeare; novels and films—the Bible has enlivened our language.”
William Tyndale also introduced common words in translating the English Bible.
"Let there be light;" "the powers that be;" "My brother's keeper. . ."
Literary classics use biblical themes, some even in the titles:
"The Grapes of Wrath;" "The Sun Also Rises;" Harriet Beecher Stowe’s, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” contains nearly 100 references from the King James version of the Bible.
And “common words” we use every day:
Castaway, a house divided, scapegoat, two-edged sword, under the sun. . .these are just a drop in the bucket!

The Bible. Engage with this Book of Books—in the words of its impact and its influence!


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