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
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
I posted last week (here) a few of my favorite parallels between the works of Shakespeare and the Bible (in particular, the King James Version). Those correspondences (and contrasts) form the backbone of my book, The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare … Continue reading