Everyday Expressions Found in the Bible
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: Nov. 01, 2002
"Rise and shine"
"Give up the ghost"
"See eye to eye"
"Safe and sound"
"Eat, drink, and be merry"
The English language is replete with popular idioms, sayings, and expressions. A surprising number of these phrases originate from the King James Version of the Bible. The words of the King James Bible have become imbedded in our daily speech. Most people don't realize the numerous times they are quoting from or alluding to the Bible.
Steven McCalip has compile over five hundred of these phrases in Where'd That Come From?-Everyday Expressions Found in the Bible. Each expression is highlighted in the Scripture where it's found, and each expression's meaning (when not obvious) is discussed, along with additional biblical insights.
* Over five hundred widely-used biblical expressions
* Biblical phrases used in movie and TV titles
* Biblical terms found in song titles
Readers will appreciate the indexed sections that point out the biblical expressions used in motion picture and song titles. As a result of Steven McCalips thorough research, readers will gain a newfound appreciation and respect for the Bible and its immense spiritual and cultural impact on American society and the world.
Meet the Authors
STEVEN M.McCALIP was raised in and currently resides in Houston, Texas. He serves as a literacy instructor for the Windham School District and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and is an adjunct reading instructor in the Houston Community College System. Steven, and his wife Lisa, are parents to five sons (Andrew, Jonathan, Samuel, Jacob, and David)