A copy of the Bible.
An example of Bible is the 66 books of the Old Testament and New Testament in the Christian religion.
- the sacred book of Christianity; Old Testament and New Testament: some Roman Catholic versions also include all or part of the Apocrypha
- the Holy Scriptures of Judaism, identical with the Old Testament of Christianity
- a copy or particular edition of the Scriptures
- any collection or book of writings sacred to a religion: the Koran is the Muslim Bible
- [b-] any book regarded as authoritative or official
Origin of BibleMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin biblia from Gr, collection of writings, in LGr(Ec), the Scriptures (pl. of biblion, book) from biblos, papyrus, after Byblos (now Dscheb?l), Phoenician city from which papyrus was imported
- a. The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.b. The Hebrew Scriptures, the sacred book of Judaism.c. A particular copy of a Bible: the old family Bible.d. A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.
- often bible a. A book considered authoritative in its field: the bible of French cooking.b. A document containing in-depth details about a movie or television series that writers and production staff consult in order to avoid continuity errors.
Origin of BibleMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin biblia from Greek pl. of biblion book diminutive of biblos papyrus, book from Bublos , Byblos
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
Books of the Hebrew Scriptures appear as listed in the translation by the Jewish Publication Society of America. Books of the Christian Bible appear as listed in the Jerusalem Bible, a 1966 translation of the 1956 French Roman Catholic version. The Old Testament books shown in italic are considered apocryphal in many Christian churches, but they are accepted as canonical in the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Armenian and the Ethiopian Oriental Orthodox Church. The Christian Old Testament parallels the Hebrew Scriptures with the exception of these books.
|HEBREW SCRIPTURES||CHRISTIAN BIBLE|
|The Torah||Old Testament||New Testament|
|Deuteronomy||Deuteronomy||Acts of the Apostles|
|I Samuel||I Samuel||Galatians|
|II Samuel||II Samuel||Ephesians|
|I Kings||I Kings||Philippians|
|II Kings||II Kings||Colossians|
|Isaiah||I Chronicles||I Thessalonians|
|Jeremiah||II Chronicles||II Thessalonians|
|Micah||II Maccabees||I Peter|
|Zechariah||Song of Songs (Song of Solomon)||Jude|
|Malachi||Wisdom of Solomon||Revelation|
|Song of Songs||Baruch|
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English from the 14th century, from Middle Latin biblia (“book”) (reinterpreted as a feminine from earlier Latin neuter plural biblia (“books”)), from Ancient Greek βιβλία (biblia, “books”), plural of βιβλίον (biblion, “small book”), originally a diminutive of βίβλος (biblos, “book”), from βύβλος (bublos, “papyrus”) (from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material).
Old English used biblioðece (from βιβλιοθήκη) for "the Scriptures".
- The main religious text in Christianity.
- In my religion class we learn about the Bible, as well as religious texts of other religions.
- The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.
- She's Jewish, but she doesn't read the Bible because she's not religious.
- The analogous holy book of another religion.
- A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of one of the above-mentioned texts.