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The historical background of the King James Bible version and its role in the development of the English language

Корець, А. О. and Денисенко, Н. В. (2019) The historical background of the King James Bible version and its role in the development of the English language. Мова. Свідомість. Концепт: зб. наук. статей (9). pp. 162-166.

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Abstract

When George Washington used the expression do justice and love mercy in his 1763 Circular Letter to the States, he, even though deliberately quoted the Bible [7], could not expect his entire audience to be familiar with the biblical context of his reference. Neither did the producers of the TV series Sex and The City when titling one of its episodes as Let There Be Light, alluding to Genesis 1:3 [8], or Freddie Mercury in his song Another One Bites the Dust, referencing the expression that originated from Psalm 72 : 9 [9]. Similarly, one does not need to be familiar with the Books of Leviticus [10] or Genesis [11] to call a person a scapegoat or a nimrod – nouns thematic images of which are derived from the Holy Bible.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Мова та література > P Філологія. Лінгвістика
P Мова та література > PE Англійська мова
Divisions: Філологічний факультет > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: Кафедра методики викладання германських мов
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 08:28
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 08:28
URI: http://eprints.mdpu.org.ua/id/eprint/10270

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