The Bible’s Impact on English

September 22, 2014 ...

Beyond those two verses, however, what does the average non-church-goer know of Scripture? When new translations appear, secular media usually turn to Genesis 1-3 on creation and the fall, to Exodus 20 and the Ten Commandments, to Psalm 23, or to the Matthean Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12). A small collection of additional allusions to Bible stories …