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Jana Evans Braziel, Assistant Professor
229B Mc Micken Hall
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of Cincinnati
ML 210069
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069
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Biblical Allusions in James Baldwinís Go Tell It on the Mountain

Structure of the Book:

    • The importance of the number seven pervades the Book of Revelation to John: it is both the final day ending creation, the sabbath, in Genesis and the day of destruction in Revelation.
    • The Prayers of the Saints
      • Florence
      • Gabriel
      • Elizabeth

The "threshing floor" is where the wheat is separated from the chaff. According to the Illustrated Bible Dictionary, "chaff symbolizes worthless, evil or wicked persons (or things) that are about to be destroyed (Ps. 1:4; Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17).


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