Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2005, 11:40 PM
Charter Member
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: SEC
Posts: 13,700
Quote ID: ''So it is written. . . so it shall be"

I overheard a conversation recently in which someone made the comment that that was "in the Bible." I didn't think it was (and I wasn't a part of the conversation, anyway), and I pretty muck verified that with an online Bible search engine.

I think the earliest reference I know of is the 1956 version of "The Ten Commandments." Any earlier cite than that?
Old 04-20-2005, 01:02 AM
Charter Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 11,386
It's not quite the same thing, but it made me think automatically of the scene in the gospels where Pilate is challenged by the Jews about the inscription on Christ's cross. The Jews say something like, "you should not have written King of the Jews. Instead you should have written this man claimed to be the King of the Jews". And Pilate's answer was (in the Latin of the Vulgate):

quod scripsi, scripsi

meaning, I have written what I have written and this is what it's going to be.
Old 04-20-2005, 04:11 AM
Charter Member
Join Date: May 2001
Location: England
Posts: 56,665
The exact quote does appear to originate as Yul Brinner's line in The Ten Commandments, but I think the concept goes back to some ancient concepts of law such as the Medes and Persians thing (in the Bible); where a law -once wriitten- could not be changed. (I'm not sure how historically verifiable this is though).

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.

Copyright © 2017
Best Topics: packing peanuts edible why of course nigger nuts celtics pronunciation dead men's fingers reac inspection javelin spear yogananda cult invisible chair magic dmv slow best of oglaf folles definition wooden steak vaporized metal buy penrose tiles kramer acoustic skunk coat digital motor kroger holiday meals giant booger removal henry longmire automobile memory saver amazon cis email does iodine sting its hotter than gay phase wizard gandalf christopher walken scary ethyl alcohol walgreens walgreen cartridge refill didi seven easiest car wax to use draining pilonidal cyst at home how much cocaine in an 8 ball human sex with apes blood pressure decreases during exercise old polio vaccine scar nearsighted glasses without prescription send mail without return address what removes cigarette smoke from walls what size hail causes car damage square root of pie best place to be homeless in america dvdstyler won't play on dvd player can t sleep on back cat digging in litter box black and white food fuel pump cutoff switch why is there no b sharp or e sharp is hip hop the same as rap what is a paper mill clan of the cave bear fan art apologizing to an ex years later what is gregg ruled neutered male cat genitalia how to suture yourself passive cell phone antennas i'm just looking for some touch frosted bulbs vs clear bulbs how much is cali bamboo flooring jeff ross bea arthur joke john wayne and dean martin movie what is a status conference hearing killing a pine tree with salt bjs com easy renewal dolphin mammal or fish