What does Bible mean?

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ˈbaɪ bəlBible

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Wordnoun

    the sacred writings of the Christian religions

    "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

  2. biblenoun

    a book regarded as authoritative in its field

Wiktionary

  1. biblenoun

    A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handyman's bible).

    Etymology: See bible.

  2. biblenoun

    A holystone.

    Etymology: See bible.

  3. Biblenoun

    The Christian holy book.

    Etymology: See bible.

  4. Biblenoun

    The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.

    Etymology: See bible.

  5. Biblenoun

    The analogous holy book of another religion.

    Etymology: See bible.

  6. Biblenoun

    A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of any of the above.

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Wikipedia

  1. Bible

    The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of religious texts or scriptures sacred to Christians, Jews, Samaritans, Rastafari and others. They generally consider the Bible to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. The Bible appears in the form of an anthology, a compilation of texts of a variety of forms that are all linked by the belief that they collectively contain the word of God. These texts include theologically-focused historical accounts, hymns, parables, didactic letters, erotica, sermons, poetry, and prophecies. Those books included in the Bible by a tradition or group are called canonical, indicating that the tradition/group views the collection as the true representation of God's word and will. A number of Biblical canons have evolved, with overlapping and diverging contents from denomination to denomination. The Hebrew Bible overlaps with the Greek Septuagint and the Christian Old Testament. The Christian New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, believed to be mostly Jewish disciples of Christ, written in first-century Koine Greek. Among Christian denominations there is some disagreement about what should be included in the canon, primarily about the biblical apocrypha, a list of works that are regarded with varying levels of respect. Attitudes towards the Bible also differ among Christian groups. Roman Catholics, high church Anglicans, Methodists and Eastern Orthodox Christians stress the harmony and importance of both the Bible and sacred tradition, while many Protestant churches focus on the idea of sola scriptura, or scripture alone. This concept rose to prominence during the Reformation, and many denominations today support the use of the Bible as the only infallible source of Christian teaching. Others though, advance the concept of prima scriptura in contrast.The Bible has had a massive influence on literature and history, especially in the Western world, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type. According to the March 2007 edition of Time, the Bible "has done more to shape literature, history, entertainment, and culture than any book ever written. Its influence on world history is unparalleled, and shows no signs of abating." With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is widely considered to be the best-selling book of all time. As of the 2000s, it sells approximately 100 million copies annually.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Biblenoun

    a book

  2. Biblenoun

    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. Biblenoun

    a book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible

  4. Biblenoun

    a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bible

    bī′bl, n. the sacred writings of the Christian Church, consisting of the Old and New Testaments.—adj. Bib′lical, of or relating to the Bible: scriptural.—adv. Bib′lically.—ns. Bib′licism, biblical doctrine, learning, or literature; Bib′licist, Bīb′list, one versed in biblical learning: one who makes Scripture the sole rule of faith. [Fr.—Low L. biblia, fem. sing., earlier neut. pl., from Gr. ta biblia, lit. 'the books,' esp. the canonical books of Scripture, biblion, a book, dim. of biblos, papyrus, paper.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bible

    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

  1. Bible

    The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bible

    A hand-axe. Also, a squared piece of freestone to grind the deck with sand in cleaning it; a small holy-stone, so called from seamen using them kneeling.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4776

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3004

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Nouns Frequency: #1783

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bible in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bible in a Sentence

  1. Eric Ulloa:

    We are being placed as actors in a very dangerous predicament, why are we not protecting our own from having to be in a hotel where the Christian owner can say, 'I'm sorry, you and your boyfriend can't lie in the same bed because the Bible tells me that's wrong.'.

  2. William Blake:

    Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read'st black while I read white.

  3. Roger Anderson:

    Let us be very careful not to fall into the trap of the world. The world views things only relative to man and to self. The Word of God views things relative to the Father, Son, and Spirit. Mankind is not the center of all things. No matter how great anyone's name might become, it is still far behind His. Our name comes from His life the name of our Lord comes from the resurrection--the event unique to Him. The world has a problem it seeks to honor, uphold, exonerate and generally praise itself. Our place and the place of the entire world system is to praise and exalt God. When people of the Bible caught a glimpse of Him, their lives were changed. Perhaps our lives remain stagnate because we do not spend enough time looking at Him.

  4. Matthew Hill:

    We are not creating a theocracy, we are not creating an official state religion or a state church with this bill, if you don't think the Bible is the state book today, what is worthy enough to be the official book of Tennessee?

  5. Eilat Mazar:

    The bible describes King Hezekiah as one of the most important kings after King David, king Hezekiah `` The bible was rich, daring, stood up against Assyrians. A very impressive king.

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