"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" "Cast the first stone!" "No greater love!" Where have I heard THAT before? We're glad you asked, because all three are found in the Bible—in fact, they’re all from the Gospel of John, which also includes the popular idiom “doubting Thomas” (John 20:24-29)! The Bible has been the source for hundreds of idioms and phrases in several languages—“born again,” “signs and wonders,” “behold the man,” “the truth will set you free,” “it’s more blessed to give than to receive” and so many others. At Museum of the Bible, the entire second floor of the museum addresses the impact of the Bible—its enormous influence on nearly every aspect of life, including the idioms and phrases we take for granted in everyday speech.
More Book Minute Features
October 21, 2019
National Reptile Awareness Day
What’s the best way to celebrate Reptile Awareness Day? Start with a definition. Reptiles are scaly, cold-blooded, vertebrates that include lizards,...
October 14, 2019
Eisenhower's Inaugural Verses
President Dwight Eisenhower was born on this day in 1890. Shortly before his first inauguration in 1953, the president-elect asked Billy Graham to sug...
October 07, 2019
Fanny Crosby: Prolific Blind Hymn Writer
Fanny Crosby, though blind from a very young age, became a prolific hymn writer. Fanny Crosby was 15 when she was enrolled at the newly founded New Y...