The Bard and the Bible
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) pairs 365 short passages from each of the two greatest works of English literature ever created, which were compiled in the same period and in the same city. It offers a year of daily readings based on verses from the King James Version of the Bible and lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard and the power of God's Word will enrich your understanding and appreciation of both, provide new ways to encounter and respond to God, and yield both intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration.
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Tag Archives: Hamlet
With all due respect to Hamlet, there are more questions than “To be or not to be.” That’s a good one, for sure, but another is this: Can Shakespeare make you a better person? That is, can watching, listening, reading, … Continue reading
Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys. So here’s the list (and the plays … Continue reading
Today’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is a reprise of Hamlet’s famous third soliloquy (“To Be or Not to Be”) paired with Paul of Tarsus’s words from 2 Corinthians 5:1-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. You can easily subscribe … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Shakespeare was in the news. Well, not Shakespeare. Shakespear.
A guest post by Elisabeth Bridges When I received the invitation to participate in this series, I got a bit excited. And by “a bit excited,” I mean shaking-and-letting-out-muffled-shrieks-while-spinning-around-in-my-desk-chair excited. Bard quotes flooded my brain, and I began to wonder … Continue reading
A guest post by Joseph Bentz I have divided my favorite Shakespeare quotes into two categories. The first includes the quotes suggested by friends, whom I asked for feedback. The second category includes four Shakespeare quotes that frequently go through … Continue reading
A new episode of The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. In it, the famous “Too too solid flesh” soliloquy of Hamlet (Act 1, Scene 2) is paired with Job’s lament in Job 7:16-21 in the King James Version of the … Continue reading
A guest post by Sue Schlesman Let me clarify. Narrowing down my favorite Shakespearean quotes is a nearly impossible task. For one, I haven’t yet read everything he wrote, so there’s no telling what I’m still missing. Two, he was … Continue reading
A friend recently commented on my list of favorite Shakespeare plays by asking what my favorite lines from Shakespeare might be. Wow, is that an impossible task? It is even more like choosing a favorite child or grandchild than that … Continue reading
Ready for another Monday insult from Shakespeare? Ready or not, here it comes. Today’s insult comes from Hamlet, as Prince Hamlet forces his uncle, Claudius, to drink the poisoned cup: Thou incestuous, murd’rous, damned Dane (Hamlet, V.2.327). Sometimes one insult is … Continue reading