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Vixen Folklore: Great Divide Metaphor (11) RE: Folklore: Great Divide Metaphor 21 Nov 13

Hi All--

What I'm wondering:

was the term "great divide" applied first to the geographical Continental Divide, and THEN became a gospel metaphor for the line between the quick and the dead;
was the term "great divide" already in the gospel tradition as the line between the quick and the dead, and THEN applied to the Continental Divide as the pioneers migrated "over the hump" of North America to find the green and fertile valleys on the other side.

Thanks much!


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