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Bi·ble

 (bī′bəl)
n.
1.
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.
2. 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.

[Middle 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 SCRIPTURESCHRISTIAN BIBLE
The TorahOld TestamentNew Testament
GenesisGenesisMatthew
ExodusExodusMark
LeviticusLeviticusLuke
NumbersNumbersJohn
DeuteronomyDeuteronomyActs of the Apostles
The ProphetsJoshuaRomans
JoshuaJudgesI Corinthians
JudgesRuthII Corinthians
I SamuelI SamuelGalatians
II SamuelII SamuelEphesians
I KingsI KingsPhilippians
II KingsII KingsColossians
IsaiahI ChroniclesI Thessalonians
JeremiahII ChroniclesII Thessalonians
EzekielEzraI Timothy
HoseaNehemiahII Timothy
JoelTobitTitus
AmosJudithPhilemon
ObadiahEstherHebrews
JonahI MaccabeesJames
MicahII MaccabeesI Peter
NahumJobII Peter
HabakkukPsalmsI John
ZephaniahProverbsII John
HaggaiEcclesiastesIII John
ZechariahSong of Songs (Song of Solomon)Jude
MalachiWisdom of SolomonRevelation
The WritingsEcclesiasticus 
PsalmsIsaiah 
ProverbsJeremiah 
JobLamentations 
Song of SongsBaruch 
RuthEzekiel 
LamentationsDaniel 
EcclesiastesHosea 
EstherJoel 
DanielAmos 
EzraObadiah 
NehemiahJonah 
I ChroniclesMicah 
II ChroniclesNahum 
 Habakkuk 
 Zephaniah 
 Haggai 
 Zechariah 
 Malachi 

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Bible

(ˈbaɪbəl)
n
1. (Bible)
a. the Bible the sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising the Old and New Testaments and, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Apocrypha
b. (as modifier): a Bible reading.
2. (Judaism) the English name for Tanach
3. (often not capital) any book containing the sacred writings of a religion
4. (usually not capital) a book regarded as authoritative: the angler's bible.
[C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin biblia books, from Greek, plural of biblion book, diminutive of biblos papyrus, from Bublos Phoenician port from which Greece obtained Egyptian papyrus]

Bi•ble

(ˈbaɪ bəl)

n.
1. the collection of sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising the Old and New Testaments.
2. Also called Hebrew Scriptures. the collection of sacred writings of the Jewish religion: known to Christians as the Old Testament.
3. (often l.c.) the sacred writings of any religion.
4. (l.c.) a reference publication esteemed for its usefulness and authority: a bird-watchers' bible.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin biblia (feminine singular) < Greek, in tà biblía tà hagía the holy books; biblíon, byblíon papyrus roll, derivative of býblos papyrus, after Býblos, a Phoenician port from where papyrus was exported]

bible

- Derived from biblios, the name for the papyrus produced in the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos.
See also related terms for papyrus.

Bible


1. religious writings of disputed origin, regarded by many author-ities as uncanonical.
2. (capitalized) a group of 15 books, not part of the canonical Hebrew Bible, but present in the Septuagint and Vulgate and hence accepted by some as biblical. — apocryphal, adj.
a strict following of the teachings of the Bible.
1. an expert in biblical text and exegesis.
2. a person who strictly follows the teachings of the Bible.
the destruction of books, especially the Bible. — biblioclast, n.
a person who respects the Bible excessively and interprets it literally.
a form of divination using books, especially the Bible, in which passages are chosen at random and the future foretold from them.
a doublé reading or interpretation, especially of a Bible passage.
the introduction by an interpreter of his own ideas into a text under explication.
the author of part of the first six books in the Old Testament, so named because of references to God as Elohim. Cf. Yahwist.
critical explication or interpretation of Scripture.
the branch of theology that specializes in interpretation, or exegesis, of Biblical literature. Historically, exegetes have recognized four levels of meaning in the Bible: the historical or literal, the allegorical, the moral, and the anagogical or mystical, putting emphasis on the necessity of a foundation for the latter three in the literal sense. — exegete, n.
an exegete; one skilled in exegesis.
the rationale of conservative American Protestants who regard the Bible as free of errors or contradictions and emphasize its literal interpretation, usually without reference to modern scholarship. Also called literalism. — fundamentalist, n., adj.
the science of interpretation and explanation, especially the branch of theology that deals with the general principles of Biblical interpretation. — hermeneut, hermeneutist, n.
the analysis of Biblical materials that aims to ascertain, from internal evidence, authorship, date, and intent. Cf. Lower Criticism.
1. the theories of John Hutchinson, an 18th-century Yorkshireman, who disputed Newton’s theory of gravitation and maintained that a system of natural science was to be found in the Old Testament.
2. the tenets of the followers of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, an antinomian who lived in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony. — Hutchinsonian, adj.
the belief in inspiration arising from the Scriptures. — inspirationist, n.inspirative, adj.
a branch of theology that is introductory to actual exegesis, empha-sizing the literary and cultural history of Biblical writings. — isagogic, adj.
a reading from a text, especially a reading from the Bible as part of a church service.
a list of the lections, or texts, to be read in church services through-out the canonical year.
1. fundamentalism.
2. Scripturalism. — literalist, n., adj.
the study of Biblical materials that intends to reconstruct their original texts in preparation for the tasks of Higher Criticism. Cf. Higher Criticism.
the spurious writings (other than the canonical books and the Apocrypha) professing to be biblical in character, as the Books of Enoch. — pseudepigraphic, pseudepigraphical, pseudepigraphous, adj.
a strict compliance with the literal interpretation of the Bible. Also called literalism.
a Biblical scholar who arranges side-by-side excerpts from the first three Gospels to show their resemblances in event, chronology, and language. — synoptic, adj.
1. the writer of a Targum, a translation or paraphrase into Aramaic of a portion of the Old Testament.
2. an authority on Targumic literature. — Targumic, Targumistic, adj.
the practice of adhering strictly to the Scriptures. — textualist, textuary, n.
a textualist.
a person who explains the Scriptures in terms of tropes, or figures of speech.
a method of interpreting biblical literature emphasizing the moral implications of the tropes, or figures of speech, used in its composition. — tropological, adj.
the analysis of symbolism, especially of the meaning of Scripture types. — typologist, n.typological, adj.
the author of part of the first six books in the Old Testament, so named because of numerous references therein to God as Yahweh (Jehovah). Cf. Elohist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bible - the sacred writings of the Christian religionsBible - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
family Bible - a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
covenant - (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
exegesis - an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
text - a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
demythologise, demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
2.bible - a book regarded as authoritative in its field
enchiridion, handbook, vade mecum - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location

Bible

noun
Quotations
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" Bible: Psalms 119
"the English Bible, a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power" [Lord Macaulay Miscellaneous Writings]

Bible

Books of the Bible (Old Testament)  Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Books of the Bible (New Testament)  Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation
Books of the Bible (Apocrypha)  Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, Daniel and Susanna, Daniel, Bel and the Snake, Song of the Three, Esdras, Manasseh
Characters in the Bible  Aaron, Abednego, Abel, Abigail, Abraham, Absalom, Achitophel or Ahithophel, Adam, Ahab, Ahasuerus, Ammon, Amos, Ananias, Andrew, apostles, Asher, Balaam, Balthazar, Barabbas, Bartholomew, Baruch, Bathsheba, Beelzebub, Belial, Belshazzar, Benjamin, Boanerges, Boaz, Caiaphas, Cain, Caspar, Cush or Kush, Dan, Daniel, David, Deborah, Delilah, Dinah, Dives, Dorcas, Elias, Elijah, Elisha, Enoch, Enos, Ephraim, Esau, Esther, Eve, Ezekiel, Ezra, Gabriel, Gad, Gideon, Gilead, Gog and Magog, Goliath, Good Samaritan, Habakkuk, Hagar, Haggai, Ham, Hannah, Herod, Hezekiah, Hiram, Holofernes, Hosea, Isaac, Isaiah, Ishmael, Issachar, Jacob, Jael, James, Japheth, Jehoshaphat, Jehu, Jephthah or Jephte, Jeremiah, Jeroboam, Jesse, Jesus Christ, Jethro, Jezebel, Joab, Job, Joel, John, John the Baptist, Jonah or Jonas, Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, Josiah, Jubal, Judah, Judas Iscariot, Jude, Judith, Laban, Lazarus, Leah, Levi, Lot, Lot's wife, Luke, Magus, Malachi, Manasseh, Mark, Martha, Mary, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, Matthias, Melchior, Melchizedek or Melchisedech, Meshach, Methuselah, Micah, Midian, Miriam, Mordecai, Moses, Nabonidus, Naboth, Nahum, Naomi, Naphtali, Nathan, Nathanael, Nebuchadnezzar or Nebuchadrezzar, Nehemiah, Nicodemus, Nimrod, Noah, Obadiah, Paul, Peter, Philip, Potiphar, Queen of Sheba, Rachel, Rebecca, Reuben, Ruth, Salome, Samson, Samuel, Sarah, Saul, Seth, Shadrach, Shem, Simeon, Simon, Solomon, Susanna, Tetragrammaton, Thaddeus or Thadeus, Thomas, Tobit, Tubal-cain, Uriah, Virgin Mary, Zacharias, Zachariah, or Zachary, Zebedee, Zebulun, Zechariah, Zedekiah, Zephaniah, Zilpah
Place names in the Bible  Aceldama, Antioch, Aram, Ararat, Arimathaea or Arimathea, Babel, Bashan, Bethesda, Bethlehem, Calvary, Cana, Canaan, Capernaum, Eden, Galilee, Garden of Eden, Gath, Gaza, Gehenna, Gethsemane, Golgotha, Gomorrah or Gomorrha, Goshen, Horeb, Jericho, Jerusalem, Judaea or Judea, Judah, land of milk and honey, land of Nod, Moab, Nazareth, On, Ophir, Rabbath Ammon, Samaria, Shiloh, Shinar, Shittim, Sodom, Tadmor, Tophet or Topheth, wilderness
Translations
العَهْدُ القَديم والعَهْدُ الجَديدالعَهْدُ القَديم: التَّوراهالكِتَابُ الـمُقَدَّس
bibleStarý zákon
BibelenDet gamle Testamente
Raamattu
Biblija
biblían
聖書
성경
BiblijaBiblijosbiblinisSenasis testamentas
BībeleVeca Deriba
Biblia
sveto pismo
bibel
คัมภีร์ไบเบิล
Kinh thánh

Bible

[ˈbaɪbl]
A. NBiblia f
the Holy Biblela Santa Biblia
B. CPD the Bible Belt N (US) los estados ultraprotestantes de EEUU
Bible class N (for confirmation etc) → catequesis f inv
Bible college N (US) → colegio m evangelista
Bible school N (US) → escuela f de enseñanza de la Biblia
Bible story Nhistoria f de la Biblia
Bible study Nestudio m de la Biblia
Bible thumper N creyente muy celoso de la Biblia

Bible

[ˈbaɪbəl] nBible f
the Bible → la Bible

Bible

nBibel f; (fig also)Evangelium nt

Bible

:
Bible-basher
n (inf)aufdringlicher Bibelfritze (sl)
Bible-bashing
adj (inf) her Bible fatherihr Vater, der fanatisch auf die Bibel schwört/schwörte
Bible class
nBibelstunde f
Bible school
n (US) → Bibelschule f
Bible story
Bible-thumper
n (inf)aufdringlicher Bibelfritze (sl)

Bible

[ˈbaɪbl] n the Biblela Bibbia

Bible

(ˈbaibl) noun
1. (with the) the sacred writings of the Christian Church, consisting of the Old and New Testaments.
2. the Jewish Scriptures (the Old Testament).
biblical (ˈbiblikəl) adjective
(often with capital) of or like the Bible. biblical references.

Bible

الكِتَابُ الـمُقَدَّس bible Bibelen Bibel Βίβλος Biblia Raamattu Bible Biblija Bibbia 聖書 성경 Bijbel Bibel Biblia Bíblia Библия bibel คัมภีร์ไบเบิล İncil Kinh thánh 圣经
References in classic literature ?
It is one he values much, and I've often admired it, set up in the place of honor with his German Bible, Plato, Homer, and Milton, so you may imagine how I felt when he brought it down, without its cover, and showed me my own name in it, "from my friend Friedrich Bhaer".
Now he had decided that like the men whose stories filled the pages of the Bible, he would make a sacrifice to God.
I don't know what you would call the essential, or what you mean by the unessential," said Madame Ratignolle, cheerfully; "but a woman who would give her life for her children could do no more than that--your Bible tells you so.
The holy Bible is not more true, and that is the truest thing in nature.
The other adornment was the portrait of old Colonel Pyncheon, at two thirds length, representing the stern features of a Puritanic-looking personage, in a skull-cap, with a laced band and a grizzly beard; holding a Bible with one hand, and in the other uplifting an iron sword-hilt.
I seem to have a stronger claim to a residence here on account of this grave, bearded, sable-cloaked, and steeple-crowned progenitor-who came so early, with his Bible and his sword, and trode the unworn street with such a stately port, and made so large a figure, as a man of war and peace -- a stronger claim than for myself, whose name is seldom heard and my face hardly known.
Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on the projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
Greedily sucking in this intelligence, Gabriel solemnly warned the captain against attacking the white whale, in case the monster should be seen; in his gibbering insanity, pronouncing the White Whale to be no less a being than the Shaker God incarnated; the Shakers receiving the Bible.
reunion, or a hotel-keepers' convention, or an Afro-American businessmen's banquet, or a Bible society picnic, Tommy Hinds would manage to get himself invited to explain the relations of Socialism to the subject in hand.
Now, John, I don't know anything about politics, but I can read my Bible; and there I see that I must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the desolate; and that Bible I mean to follow.
They who know of no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the Constitution, and drink at it there with reverence and humanity; but they who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool, gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its fountainhead.
The old lady took care of the room herself, though there was plenty of niggers, and she sewed there a good deal and read her Bible there mostly.