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bib·li·cal

also Bib·li·cal  (bĭb′lĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or contained in the Bible.
2. Being in keeping with the nature of the Bible, especially:
a. Suggestive of the personages or times depicted in the Bible.
b. Suggestive of the prose or narrative style of the King James Bible.
3. Very great in extent; enormous: a natural disaster of near biblical proportions.

[From Medieval Latin biblicus, from Late Latin biblia, Bible; see Bible.]

Bib′li·cal·ly adv.

biblical

(ˈbɪblɪkəl)
adj
1. (Bible) of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
2. (Bible) resembling the Bible in written style
ˈbiblically adv

Bib•li•cal

(ˈbɪb lɪ kəl)

adj. (often l.c.)
1. of or in the Bible: a Biblical name.
2. in accord with the Bible.
3. evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, esp. in size or extent: disaster on a biblical scale; a biblical landscape.
[1780–90; < Medieval Latin]
Bib′li•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Biblical - of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Biblebiblical - of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible; "biblical names"; "biblical Hebrew"
2.Biblical - in keeping with the nature of the Bible or its times or peoplebiblical - in keeping with the nature of the Bible or its times or people; "biblical styles in writing"; "a beard of biblical proportions"; "biblical costumes"
Translations
، خاصٌّ بالكِتاب المُقَدَّس
biblický
bibel-bibelsk
raamatullinen
biblíu-, biblíulegur
Kutsal Kitab'a ait

biblical

[ˈbɪblɪkəl] ADJbíblico

biblical

[ˈbɪblɪkəl] adj [times, story, text] → biblique
biblical scholar → bibliste mf

biblical

adjbiblisch, Bibel-

biblical

[ˈbɪblɪkl] adjbiblico/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
All through the New Hebrides and the Solomons and up among the atolls on the Line, during this period under a tropic sun, rotten with malaria, and suffering from a few minor afflictions such as Biblical leprosy with the silvery skin, I did the work of five men.
They looked very Biblical as they set off, I thought.
Foot Note: The Puritans had a liking for Biblical names for their children, and they sometimes gave names out of the Bible to places, Salem means Peace.
At any rate, not the state of society; society, if it could be said to exist, was rather a spectacle on which to call down Biblical imprecations-- and in fact, every one knew what the Reverend Dr.
Everything I see in him corresponds to his pamphlet on Biblical Cosmology.
Its plausibility is marred a little by the fact that the Oracle was not a biblical student, and did not spend much of his time instructing himself about Scriptural localities.
Plenty of its other writing remains in the shape of religious prose--sermons, lives and legends of saints, biblical paraphrases, and similar work in which the monastic and priestly spirit took delight, but which is generally dull with the dulness of medieval commonplace didacticism and fantastic symbolism.
Earnest Biblical students will perhaps be reminded--as I was reminded--of the blinded children of the devil, who went on with their orgies, unabashed, in the time before the Flood.
2] Scott's Family Bible (1788-1792), edited with notes by the English Biblical commentator, Thomas Scott (1747-1821).
We slander ourselves," he said with inimitable craft; "we are as virtuous as that beautiful biblical girl whose name we bear; we can always marry as we please, but we are thirsty for Paris, where charming creatures--and we are no fool--get rich without trouble.
My biblical knowledge is a trifle rusty, I fear, but you will find the story in the first or second of Samuel.