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Begat : the King James Bible and the English language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given new life by poets, playwrights,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Terms and phrases
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9780199585854 0199585857 9780199695188 0199695180
OCLC Number: 699770409
Description: VII, 327 Seiten ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue 1 ; Prologue 2 ; 1. In the beginning ; 2. Let there be light ; 3. Be fruitful and multiply ; 4. My brother's keeper? ; 5. Two by two ; 6. A coat of many colours ; 7. Fire and brimstone ; 8. Begat ; 9. Thou shalt not ; 10. Manna, milk, and honey ; 11. Eyes, teeth, and loins ; 12. What hath been wrought ; 13. Bread alone ; 14. How are the mighty fallen! ; 15. The skin of one's teeth ; 16. Out of the mouths of babes ; 17. Pride goes before a fall ; 18. Nothing new under the sun ; 19. Fly in the ointment ; 20. No peace for the wicked ; 21. Be horribly afraid ; Interlude ; 22. Seeing the light ; 23. Eyes, ears, cheeks ; 24. Speaking, shouting, wailing, writing ; 25. Shaking, turning, moving ; 26. Many and few, first and last ; 27. Fights, foes, fools, friends ; 28. Praising famous men ; 29. Sheep, goats, swine ; 30. Money, wages, pearls, mites ; 31. Blessed are the servants ; 32. Heal thyself ; 33. Times and seasons ; 34. Birth, life, and death ; 35. Countries, kingdoms, Armageddon ; 36. Building houses, mansions, sepulchres ; 37. Millstones, crosses, yokes, pricks ; 38. Sowing seeds ; 39. Salt and wine ; 40. The law, judges, thieves, swords ; 41. Love and charity ; 42. Peace and patience, wrath, whore ; Epilogue ; Appendixes ; Indexes
Responsibility: David Crystal.

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a book which has insights and delights on every page. * David Norton, Scottish Journal of Theology * illuminating * The Independent *

 
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