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Every single biblical reference in ‘Hamilton’

Every single biblical reference in ‘Hamilton’

In the ‘I’m so jealous I didn’t think of this department!’, Alissa Wilkinson has found every single biblical reference in Hamilton, the Broadway musical currently dominating the talk of NPR listeners and New Yorker subscribers.

From the article:

So I investigated, and here are the results: eighteen times Hamilton directly references the Bible or Christian theological concepts, with short explanations, for any fan of the soundtrack or the show. I’ve ordered them by the order in which the tracks appear on the album. (And I hope I didn’t miss any.)

Did she miss any? How many times have you listened to the album? You can also read line-by-line annotations of the entire album on the lyrics analysis site, Genius, a crowd-sourced attempt to document meaning and interpretation of everything from Run-D.M.C. to Tori Amos.

“Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree<br> And no one shall make them afraid.”
― Lin-Manuel Miranda (Ft. Christopher Jackson) – One Last Time


She is buried in Trinity Church
― Lin-Manuel Miranda – Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story


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