- the sacred writings for the Christian religions
- a book considered to be authoritative in its area
- A book.
- The Book by way of eminence, -- this is certainly, the guide that is comprised of the writings accepted by Christians at the time of divine origin and authority, whether such writings take the initial language, or converted; the Scriptures associated with the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted feeling, the Old-Testament; because, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. In addition, the guide which will be contains writings similarly accepted because of the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.
- a novel containing the sacred writings belonging to any faith; because, the Koran is normally known as the Mohammedan Bible.
- A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who're specialists in the area.
early 14c., from Anglo-Latin biblia, Old French bible (13c.) "the Bible," also any big guide generally speaking, from Medieval and Late Latin biblia (neuter plural interpreted as feminine singular), in expression biblia sacra "holy publications," a translation of Greek ta biblia to hagia "the holy publications," from Greek biblion "paper, scroll," the normal term for "book," initially a diminutive of byblos "Egyptian papyrus," perhaps so named from Byblos (contemporary Jebeil, Lebanon), the name of the Phoenician interface where Egyptian papyrus ended up being shipped to Greece (compare parchment). Or the place name might be from the Greek word, which then is probably of Egyptian origin. The Christian scripture had been labeled in Greek as Ta Biblia since c.223. Bible replaced Old English biblio
(n.) A book.
- (letter.) The Book by means of eminence, -- that is, the guide which is made up of the writings acknowledged by Christians as of divine beginning and expert, whether these types of writings take the original language, or converted; the Scriptures of this Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted good sense, the Old-Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. In addition, the book which is contains writings likewise accepted because of the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.
- (n.) A book containing the sacred writings owned by any religion; because, the Koran is actually called the Mohammedan Bible.
- (letter.) A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many people that are specialists in the area.
Born at Rappoltsweiler, in Alsace on the 13th of, January 1635, trained by a devout godmother, who used books of devotion like Arndt's True Christianity, accustomed to hear the sermons of a pastor who preached the Bible more than the Lutheran creeds, Spener was early convinced of the necessity of a moral and religious reformation of the German Church.