King James Bible Word Book

King James Bible Word Book

by Martin Manser
     
 

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This entertaining and informative book explains everyday expressions and curious words and their origin in the KJV. The text gives details on the original meanings and when and where they were used in the Bible.

Gives the fascinating and often humorous stories behind hundreds of contemporary phrases and expressions, including such sayings as "the blind leading

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This entertaining and informative book explains everyday expressions and curious words and their origin in the KJV. The text gives details on the original meanings and when and where they were used in the Bible.

Gives the fascinating and often humorous stories behind hundreds of contemporary phrases and expressions, including such sayings as "the blind leading the blind," "by the skin of my teeth," "a fly in the ointment," and many others that will surprise people with their biblical origin.

  • Over 1,000 entries
  • Comprehensive index lists more than 2,500 additional key words and phrases
  • A great resource for Bible word studies
  • Ideal gift for students of Shakespearean and English literature, Bible students, writers, word lovers, and anyone doing studies of KJV

OTHER TITLES AVAILABLE:

  • King James New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible ISBN: 0-7852-4723-8
  • King James Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words ISBN: 0-7852-4720-3
  • King James Bible Commentary ISBN: 0-7852-4601-0
  • King James Reference Set ISBN: 0-7852-4717-3

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    This updated text explains the meanings of some 1,100 words and phrases in the 16th century English used in the King James version of the Bible, and indexes some 2,500 equivalent words/phrases used in modern translations. E.g., the KJV's "suburbs" later became "pastureland" or "countryside." Originally published as (R. Bridges, 1960). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780785248590
    Publisher:
    Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
    Publication date:
    04/01/2002
    Pages:
    464
    Product dimensions:
    6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.56(d)

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