The King James Bible and the English Language
by David Crystal;
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Begat by David Crystal was published by Oxford University Press in August 2011 and is our 59432nd best seller. The ISBN for Begat is 9780199695188.
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BegatMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
Hardback, ISBN 978-0-199-58585-4, £14.99, published october 2010
Truly a labour of love by a lover and scholar of the English language, and an absorbing read for anyone who loves words. It would make a great gift.
David Crystal has gone through the King James Bible, 1611 publication, with a fine toothcomb searching for phrases that have become part of the English language. Not just a list of these phrases but a phrase by phrase examination of their source, whether they came from other translations of the Bible originally, or perhaps had been in circulation long before King James’ time. A fascinating book that will long outlast the first reading to become a book to dip into whenever a phrase catches our attention in general use. ‘How are the mighty fallen’, ‘Wheels within wheels’ and so many more, you will be surprised how many we all know and yet we give no thought to their origin.
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|Page last updated||15th October 2016|
|Author / Artist||David Crystal|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (August 2011)|
|Number of Pages||336|