Religion’s Timothy Beal discusses the prevalence of biblical reference in everyday language

OMG! Scriptural phrases are everywhere
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionTimothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, discussed the use of biblical references in everyday life. “Biblical idioms pervade our everyday speech,” he said. “Something like David and Goliath can be a familiar image that people get and don’t even know it’s a biblical phrase.”