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In this Article I shall first give a brief account of Milner Ball's book, The Word and the Law, saying something about the interesting and important way in which it connects theology, literature, and law. I shall then give a little more content to what I say about this achievement by engaging in a kind of reading of two texts, one theological and one literary, connecting both to the law. I mean this reading simultaneously to be my own and to reflect something of what I have learned from Milner. Another way to put this is to say that I shall be trying to demonstrate what Milner does by engaging in my own version of it-a version that I have to a large degree learned from him.