Definitions for bibleˈbaɪ bəl
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Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word(noun)
the sacred writings of the Christian religions
"he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
a book regarded as authoritative in its field
A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handymanu2019s bible).
The Christian holy book.
The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.
The analogous holy book of another religion.
A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of any of the above.
Origin: See bible.
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
a book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible
a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. One of a small number of fundamental source books such as Knuth, K&R, or the Camel Book. 2. The most detailed and authoritative reference for a particular language, operating system, or other complex software system.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)
The Bible is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity. There is no single "Bible" and many Bibles with varying contents exist. Various religious traditions have produced different recensions with different selections of texts. These do largely overlap however, creating a common core. With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, the Bible is widely considered to be the best selling book of all time, has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies, and has been a major influence on literature and history, especially in the West where it was the first mass-printed book. The Gutenberg Bible was the first Bible printed using movable type.
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Translations for bible
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- الكتاب المقدسArabic
- 虎の巻, 聖書Japanese
- 성서, 성경Korean
- Библија, Свето ПисмоSerbo-Croatian
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