Bible meaning

bībəl
The Bible is defined as a book of religious scriptures.

An example of Bible is the 66 books of the Old Testament and New Testament in the Christian religion.

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The analogous holy book of another religion.
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The sacred book of Christianity; Old Testament and New Testament: some Roman Catholic versions also include all or part of the Apocrypha.
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The Holy Scriptures of Judaism, identical with the Old Testament of Christianity.
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Any book regarded as authoritative or official.
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A copy or particular edition of the Scriptures.
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Any collection or book of writings sacred to a religion.

The Koran is the Muslim Bible.

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A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handyman’s bible).
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(nautical) A holystone.
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The main religious text in Christianity.

In my religion class we learn about the Bible, as well as religious texts of other religions.

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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.

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A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of one of the above-mentioned texts.
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Origin of bible

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin biblia from Greek pl. of biblion book diminutive of biblos papyrus, book from Bublos , Byblos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English used biblioðece (from βιβλιοθήκη) for "the Scriptures".

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  • See bible.

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