Tag: the bible
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The Christmas lights have come down. The choruses of Auld Lang Syne have faded. We’ve dragged ourselves back to work. And for all the hopes and promises of the new year, the post-holiday blues have settled in like a cold, dark winter’s night. The third Monday in January, in fact, has been called Blue Monday, […]more
If someone asks you where a quotation comes from, you’d usually fare pretty well if you answered either ‘Shakespeare’ or ‘the Bible’. On occasions, both. Indeed, OxfordWords concocted a quiz along those very lines – but some everyday phrases hide their biblical origins, while there are others you probably have a hunch come from the […]more
‘Blessed be the fruit’ – so goes the standard greeting in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which has recently been adapted for television with the final episode airing the UK this weekend. Living in a post-apocalyptic, authoritarian society in which birth rates have fallen to almost nothing, fertile women – or ‘handmaids’ – are assigned […]more