Why the Bible Uses the Word "And" So Much

The Hebrew of the Bible has many more ands than does modern English prose, a feature that’s surprisingly crucial to its literary power.

The Mess of Pottage, c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot. Jewish Museum.

The Mess of Pottage, c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot. Jewish Museum.

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Jan. 26 2022
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