"The Bible has affected history likely more than any other single book. It has shaped the world we live in. Even many of the expressions we use throughout the day have their origin in the Bible. "There's nothing new under the sun." "An eye for an eye." "A leopard can't change its spots." In art and literature, there's Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," taken from the book of Ecclesiastes, or Steinbeck's "East of Eden," referring to the account in Genesis where Cain was banished after killing Abel. In music, "Turn, turn, Turn!" by Pete Seeger includes verses from Ecclesiastes 3, and the song "40" by U2 was inspired by the words of Psalm 40, and written in just forty minutes."
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