Questions tagged [the-sign-and-the-seal]

Questions about Graham Hancock's 1992 book The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Use this tag with the [graham-hancock] tag.

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What is the meaning of 'cast a bank'?

To ask I need a quote "Thus saith the Lord concerning the kind of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it ......
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How to envisage 'battlements of the escarpment'

Please help me to understand the following sentence from The Sign and the Seal by Graham Hancock. A soft afternoon breeze, laden with the fragrance of distant deserts, blew through the tawny ...
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Why is the phrase "go a long way to explain" used in "The Sign and the Seal"?

The quote from "The Sign and The Seal" by Graham Hancock: "If this had been what had happened then it would undoubtedly go a long way to explain the strangely menacing suggestion to the King of ...
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Is "by the iron rods of soil and season" in Graham Hancock's "The Sign and The Seal" an idiom?

Is it an idiom or should it be understood literally? It is from "The Sign and The Seal" by Graham Hancock. The full quote runs thus: The peasant whom we met and talked to were poor, in some cases ...
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