A couple thoughts on Biblical imagery:

You have already listed the ones that come most readily to my mind and heart and have sunk in the deepest for me. I think you already have most frequent and pervasive in your list, but a few others that might make the top ten list:

  • Fruit is a very common Biblical image. fruit of spirit/ fruitfulness of abiding Fruitful vs. Barren
  • BLOOD (as life and for life)
  • FIRE is definitely big image – refining fire and judgmental fire
  • Adultery/Faithfulness (perhaps an off shoot of the marriage motif. or just included in it)
  • BREAD

For Joel

befuddlement
love sickness
exasperation
exhilaration

I was surprised to learn that some people think that life isn’t all fricasseed frogs and eel pie.

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