Bible

Definition of Bible

Bi´ble   Pronunciation: bī´b'l
n.1.A book.
2.The Book by way of eminence, - that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; - sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.
3.A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible.
4.a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
Bible Society
an association for securing the multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.
Douay Bible
See Douay Bible.
Geneva Bible
See under Geneva.

Related Words

Douay Bible, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, King James Version, Revised Standard Version, Revised Version, Scripture, Septuagint, Testament, Vulgate, canon, canonical writings, sacred writings, scripture, scriptures, the Book, the Good Book, the Scriptures, the Word
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