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The Resource Begat : the King James Bible and the English language, David Crystal

Begat : the King James Bible and the English language, David Crystal

Label
Begat : the King James Bible and the English language
Title
Begat
Title remainder
the King James Bible and the English language
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How can a work published in 1611 have had such a lasting influence on the language? To answer this question, Crystal offers fascinating discussions of phrases such as "The skin of one's teeth" or "Out of the mouth of babes," tracing how these memorable lines have found independent life in the work of poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, and journalists, and how more recently they have been taken up with enthusiasm by advertisers, Hollywood, and hip-hop. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Index
index present
LC call number
BS537
LC item number
.C79 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • King James' Bible
  • Engels
Label
Begat : the King James Bible and the English language, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Contents
In the beginning -- Let there be light -- Be fruitful and multiply -- My brother's keeper -- Two by two -- A coat of many colours -- Fire and brimstone -- Begat -- Thou shalt not -- Manna, milk, and honey -- Eyes, teeth, and loins -- What hath been wrought -- Bread alone -- How are the mighty fallen! -- The skin of one's teeth -- Out of the mouths of babes -- Pride goes before a fall -- Nothing new under the sun -- Fly in the ointment -- No peace for the wicked -- Be horribly afraid -- Seeing the light -- Eyes, ears, cheeks -- Speaking, shouting, wailing, writing -- Shaking, turning, moving -- Many and few, first and last -- Fights, foes, fools, friends -- Praising famous men -- Sheep, goats, swine -- Money, wages, pearls, mites -- Blessed are the servants -- Heal thyself -- Times and seasons -- Birth, life, and death -- Countries, kingdoms, Armageddon -- Building houses, mansions, sepulchres -- Millstones, crosses, yokes, pricks -- Sowing seeds -- Salt and wine -- The law, judges, thieves, swords -- Love and charity -- Peace, patience, wrath, whore -- Appendixes. Expressions discussed in this book ; Number of references made to Old and New Testamant sources
Control code
567008025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 327 p.
Isbn
9780199585854
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010293622
System control number
(OCoLC)567008025
Label
Begat : the King James Bible and the English language, David Crystal
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Contents
In the beginning -- Let there be light -- Be fruitful and multiply -- My brother's keeper -- Two by two -- A coat of many colours -- Fire and brimstone -- Begat -- Thou shalt not -- Manna, milk, and honey -- Eyes, teeth, and loins -- What hath been wrought -- Bread alone -- How are the mighty fallen! -- The skin of one's teeth -- Out of the mouths of babes -- Pride goes before a fall -- Nothing new under the sun -- Fly in the ointment -- No peace for the wicked -- Be horribly afraid -- Seeing the light -- Eyes, ears, cheeks -- Speaking, shouting, wailing, writing -- Shaking, turning, moving -- Many and few, first and last -- Fights, foes, fools, friends -- Praising famous men -- Sheep, goats, swine -- Money, wages, pearls, mites -- Blessed are the servants -- Heal thyself -- Times and seasons -- Birth, life, and death -- Countries, kingdoms, Armageddon -- Building houses, mansions, sepulchres -- Millstones, crosses, yokes, pricks -- Sowing seeds -- Salt and wine -- The law, judges, thieves, swords -- Love and charity -- Peace, patience, wrath, whore -- Appendixes. Expressions discussed in this book ; Number of references made to Old and New Testamant sources
Control code
567008025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 327 p.
Isbn
9780199585854
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010293622
System control number
(OCoLC)567008025

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