No Man is an Island Entire of Itself

There’s a song from back in the 60’s that quite possibly could have been inspired by today’s quote: Simon and Garfunkel released I Am a Rock (I Am an Island) in 1966 (video included in this post). The song takes the defiant position that a man can be an island, in contrast to the quote “no man is an island”. It’s a song about loneliness and one way to deal with it. But is the idea that no man is an island Biblical?

“No Man is an Island Entire of Itself.” – John Donne’s Meditation no. 17 – 1624

In the Bible we do find passages that support this idea. In the Book of Hebrews…

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