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Bible meaning

bible - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. the sacred writings of the Christian religions; " he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
  2. 2. A book.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible.
  5. 5. A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. The book of the Old and New Testaments; the Scriptures.

bible - examples of usage

  1. Our literature must always be theirs; and though their laws are no longer the same as ours, we have the same Bible, and we address our common Father in the same prayer. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. There was the English Bible for one thing, and there was the whole body of English literature. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. These things are not true because they are written in the Bible, but the Bible is true because these things are written in it. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
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