Coined by God

Coined by God

Words and Phrases That First Appear in the English Translations of the Bible

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Baker & Taylor
Lists 150 English words and phrases that originated in the Bible, including "blood money" and "salt of the Earth," in a volume complemented by meanings and sources as well as chapter and verse identifications.

Norton Pub
A word lover's delight: 150 entries, with meanings and sources, first published in English translations of the Bible.
From "appetite" to "liberty," the Bible has been one of the richest sources for introducing words and concepts into the English language. Even the names of the biblical books, from "Genesis" to "Revelation," have enlarged the English vocabulary. Not only did hundreds of words come into English when biblical translators used them, but so did dozens of now common phrases, from "blood money" to "salt of the earth." The authors cite chapter and verse and trace the words right up to today's headlines. Each entry is a window onto the often-forgotten biblical story that gave rise to the word. Arranged from A to Z, and reader-friendly regardless of faith, the book offers entries about biblical words and phrases that have moved into the general culture. Included is a brief chronology of the English translations of the Bible as well as indexes for source and translator.

Book News
This dictionary-style reference lists 100-plus common words, phrases, and concepts contributed to the English language directly from the pages of the Bible. Phrases such as "ivory tower," "land of nod," and "apple of his eye" are listed along with definition, Bible chapter and verse, and commentary on the word's or phrase's transformation into modern culture. Each listing is approximately a page in length. The book also includes a brief chronology of the English translations of the Bible, as well as indexes for source and translator. Malless and McQuain are authors of Coined by Shakespeare. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Lists 150 English words and phrases that originated in the bible, including "blood money" and "salt of the earth," in a volume complemented by meanings and sources as well as chapter and verse identifications. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393020458
0393020452
Branch Call Number: 428.1 MAL
Characteristics: xvii, 221 p. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: McQuain, Jeff 1955-

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