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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

John ジョン

意味: この名前は、へブル語の名前יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan)  に起源を発するギリシャの名前 、Ιωαννης (Ioannes)  から来た、ラテン語の名前 Iohannes の英語化された形です。この名前には、「神は恵み給う」という意味があります。新約聖書では二人の有名な登場人物がこの名前を持っています。バプテスマのヨハネ、と使徒ヨハネです。バプテスマのヨハネは預言者で、イエスキリストの先駆者です。正しいことをすべて行うために、イエスはバプテスマのヨハネに洗礼を受けさせてもらうように頼まれました。もう一人のヨハネはイエスの一番年若い弟子で、亡命生活を送っている間に、ヨハネによる福音書と、ヨハネの黙示録とを書き著しました。


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