Common Phrases From The Bible

The Bible has influenced our daily language in many ways. Here are four common phrases with roots in the Bible. Kiss Of Death: refers to any gesture that precedes a bad—often cataclysmic—outcome. In Matthew 26:48-50, Judas kisses Jesus in order to identify him to the Romans: “Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: ‘The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.’ Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, ‘Greetings, Rabbi!’ and kissed him. Jesus replied, ‘Friend, do what you came for.’” […]

By | May 4th, 2010|Bible, Popular Culture|0 Comments

The Bible & Popular Music

When we think of Scriptures influencing popular music, one obvious example is “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Made popular by 60s rock band The Byrds, the song was originally adapted to music by Pete Seeger in 1959. The song is a rendition of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, with the only original words included being: “I swear it’s not too late” and “turn, turn, turn.” […]

By | April 22nd, 2010|Bible, Popular Culture|0 Comments