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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

Leah リア

意味:これはへブル語のレア לֵאָה (Le’ah)  という名前から来ていて、おそらくヘブル語の「憂い」という意味の言葉לְאָה (le’ah)から採られたと思われます。アッシリアでは、この名前は「主婦」とか「支配者」とかいう意味だったと考えられます。旧約聖書に出てくるレアは、ラバンの娘でラケルの姉でした。ヤコブはラケルと結婚したかったので、ラバンが約束した通り七年間そこで働きました。ところが、驚いたことに結婚式の初夜ラバンはラケルの代わりにレアを彼に与えたのです。その結果、ヤコブはもう七年間働くように誘導されてついにラケルと結婚できたのですが、そのラケルはのちに、ヨセフの母となりました。


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