One of the future studies I hope to look into is Idioms used in the Bible. In preparation I have procured George Lamsa's book "Idioms in the Bible Explained". I would be interested any anyone's thoughts about the subject or book. I would expect that there can be quite a bit of controversy and debate regarding idioms or problems inherent in identifying idioms, etc. It seems that there were idioms in the actual Greek and hebrew texts themselves. It also seems that we have used idioms in our English bibles to convey the proper meaning even though it would deviate from the actual Greek text (even the KJV does this I believe). From Random House online: id-i-om (id'ee uhm) n. 1. an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual grammatical rules of a language or from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket "to die". ... A few such idioms in the Bible: "If your had offends you, cut it off." “hand under the thigh" oath "God forbid" There are many others I'm sure.