Origin of a phrase

Posted by Capable wingnut on November 22, 2001

In Reply to: Origin of a phrase posted by Sara Enders on November 20, 2001

: I would like to know the origin of the phrase:
: "Every name in the book" and I need a citation.
: Thank you

This is a tricky one I have looked hight and low and can only find one quote which sugests a biblical significance to the phrase:

The Book of Life is the final record on each one of us. Think of this Book of Life as a big tally sheet for everyone who was ever born. Think of the Book of Life being made up of billions of names. And next to each name are two boxes. One box is labelled "eternal life" and the other box is labelled "eternal death". Now picture a single check mark in just one of those boxes for each and every name in that Book of Life. That is all that is in the Book of Life.

I hope that someone else can shed more light on this for you.