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The King James Bible

The History of English in 10 minutes - Chapter 4 (OU)

The King James Bible

Comprehension

  1. When was this new Bible printed?
  2. What did it introduce into the English language?
  3. Who are the "salt of the earth"?
  4. Why was this new Bible so important?
  5. What is meant by “metaphors”?

Discussion

Explain the following expressions in your own words:

  • the powers that be
  • go the extra mile
  • filthy lucre
  • a fire and brimstone preacher
  • a wolf in sheep's clothing
  • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • a fly in the ointment

Suggested Further Reading

  1. The Origins of the English Language
  2. Why So Much Variety in English?
Last updated 06/15/2018
Written by: Knut Inge Skifjeld and Eli Huseby

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