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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

James ジェイムズ

意味:この名前はへブル語の יַעֲקֹב (Ya’aqov)から採られました。ヤコブと同じように、「代替者」の意味を持つと考えられています。(詳細はJacobジェイコブの項参照)新約聖書の、ジェイムズ(ヤコブ)は、イエスの十二使徒のひとりで、使徒ヨハネの兄弟です。ヤコブとヨハネとペテロはイエスの姿が変貌したとき同行して見分を許された、ただ三人の弟子たちのうちのひとりです。マルコによる福音書には、イエスが彼らをボアネルゲつまり雷の子と呼んだとあります。パウロはこの三人をガラテヤ人への手紙の中で、教会の柱と考えていることを記しています。



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