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The Bible has been the most influential text in all of Western culture. It's difficult to understand medieval or early modern or much of modern literature without knowing it...

Prof. Barbara Newman, Northwestern University
from 2006 Bible Literary project


It's not that it's impossible to read some writers without a Biblical background, but that you would miss a whole dimension to their work.

Prof. Steven Goldsmith, University of California at Berkeley
from 2006 Bible Literary Project


I can only say that if a student doesn't know any Bible literature, he or she will simply not understand whole elements of Shakespeare, Sidney, Spenser, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth

Prof. Robert Kiely, Harvard University
from 2006 Bible Literary Project


...there is truth in the remark. "without Tyndale[Bible translator], no Shakespeare"...

Prof. David Daniell, University College London
from The Bible in English


You can't really study Western literature intelligently or coherently without starting with the Bible.

Prof. Gerald L. Bruns, University of Notre Dame
from 2006 Bible Literary Project


...a familiar understanding of Christian doctrine in historical perspective thus contributes to a fuller appreciation of Shakespeare's art, but Shakespeare's art

Prof. Roland M. Frye
from Shakespeare and the Christian Doctrine


In English tradition and also for an American tradition begun by Puritan writers, a knowledge of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament is even more crucial than classical references.

Prof. Ulrich Knoefplmacher, Princeton University
from 2006 Bible Literary Project


There is no book more important for our culture than the Bible, and it is fundametal to the study of English literature and language.

Prof. David Jasper and Prof. Stephen Prickett
from the Bible and literature

Fall from grace سقط من النعمة (سفر التكوين 3 / غلاطية 5: 4)

Picture description: Adam and Eve
Picture copyright: Cranach d. Ä., Lucas/ public domain

Bible Verse

قد تبطلتم عن المسيح أيها الذين تتبررون بالناموس. سقطتم من النعمة”.” (غلاطية 5: 4)


تستخدم العبارة الآن لوصف شخص له مكانة عالية وفجأة فقد مكانه.

Origin and Application

سقوط من نعمة، أو سقوط، ويرتبط مع الحادثة عندما نفي آدم وحواء من جنة عدن بعد أن أكلا الفاكهة المحرمة. ومنذ ذلك الحين فصاعدا، كان على الرجل أن يعمل بجد من أجل العيش والمرأة ان تعاني من ألم الولادة. لكن العبارة بالضبط تنبع من العهد الجديد حيث يذكر بولس الرسول المسيحيين الجدد في غلاطية (أي تركيا الحالية) أنهم إذا سعوا لتبرير أنفسهم من خلال ملاحظة الناموس، فقد سقطوا من نعمة الله. (غلاطية 5: 4). في المسيحية، النعمة لا يحصل عليها بأعمالنا، ولكن يتم منحها مجاناً من قبل الله. ل “كسب” نعمة من خلال مراقبة الناموس ببساطة يعني إهمال نعمة الله علينا.


موظف كبير في شركتنا سقط من النعمة عندما تم ايجاده وهو يكشف الأسرار التجارية للمنافسين.


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