Definition of Bible in English:
- A court usher held a copy of the bible to her right hand for the woman to take the oath.
- You won't find the Apocrypha in most bibles, as for Christians of the Reformation it is not regarded as Scripture.
- It shows an African man from the waist up, holding a bible, with his arms extended and raised.
- This is the bible of pregnancy books, answering virtually every question you could ever think of. A great resource.
- But I was also obsessed with the possibility of the future turning out to be horrible - so I carried around 1984, Farenheit 451 and Brave New World like they were my Bibles.
- The Les Routiers guide - one of the few bibles of the catering and accommodation world - contains 600 entries, covering hotels, restaurants, inns, B and Bs and cafes.
Bible has come via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin biblia, from Greek (ta) biblia ‘(the) books’. The singular biblion was originally a diminutive of biblos ‘papyrus, scroll’, of Semitic origin. There is a link with the Eastern Mediterranean port of Byblos, which was a major exporter of papyrus to Greece. Words like bibliography (early 19th century) come from the same source.
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