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Bible

Definitions

  • "I would not send 'em Bibles and whiskey packed in one wagon."
    "I would not send 'em Bibles and whiskey packed in one wagon."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bible a book regarded as authoritative in its field
    • n Bible the sacred writings of the Christian religions "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Decorated brass book clasps found near Jamestown which may have been used on an early Bible or prayer book Decorated brass book clasps found near Jamestown which may have been used on an early Bible or prayer book
From the Bible of 1611 From the Bible of 1611
Mary makes her oath on a Bible Mary makes her oath on a Bible
BIBLES VERSUS MELONS BIBLES VERSUS MELONS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses
    • 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 .
    • Bible A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible .
    • Bible a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
    • Bible A book.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible
    • n Bible The Book, or rather the Books (see etym.), by way of eminence; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. The word bible is not found in the English version, but the Greek word occurs frequently, being always translated “book” or “books,” sometimes indicating the books of the Old Testament. The Bible consists of two parts: the Old Testament, written in Hebrew, containing the Law, the Prophets, and the sacred writings, or Hagiographa; and the New Testament, written in Greek, consisting of the four Gospels, the Book of Acts, the Epistles of Paul and other apostolic writers, and the Apocalypse or Book of Revelation, the only strictly prophetic book which it contains. Roman Catholic writers accept, in addition to these, most of the books contained in the Apocrypha of the King James version, which occur in the Septuagint (see below) and Vulgate, distributed among the other books of the Old Testament. The principal ancient versions of the Bible, or of portions of it, are the Targums, a Chaldee or Aramaic paraphrase or interpretation of the more ancient Hebrew Scriptures; the Samaritan Pentateuch, a Hebrew version of the first five books of the Old Testament, ancient in its character, and preserved with jealous care among the Samaritans; the Septuagint, a Greek version of the Old Testament prepared by Jewish scholars at Alexandria under the Ptolemies, principally in the third century B. C.; the Vulgate, a Latin version of both Old Testament and New Testament, prepared by Jerome at the close of the fourth century A. D.; and the Peshito, a Syriac version of the Old Testament and the major part of the New Testament, probably prepared in the second century A. D. Translations were early made into the principal languages of Christendom. The first complete translation into English was that of Wyclif, about 1383; and the first printed English versions were those of Tyndale and Coverdale, 1524-35. Other important versions are the Lutheran, in the German, by Martin Luther, 1521-34—the basis of the Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, and Finnish versions; the Authorized or King James, prepared by a special commission of scholars in England under James I., 1604-11; the Douay, a popular name given to a translation into English prepared by Roman Catholic divines—the Old Testament at Douay (1609-10), the New Testament at Reims (1582); and the Revised, a recension of the King James Bible prepared by a committee of British and American Protestant divines, the New Testament appearing in 1881, and the Old Testament in 1885. The number of minor versions is indicated by the fact that, since 1804, translations of the Bible or portions of it have been published in upward of 225 languages. Roman Catholics and Protestants differ in the degree of authority which they attach to the Bible. The Roman Catholic Church “receives with piety and reverence all the books of the Old and New Testaments, since one God is the Author of each” (Council of Trent); but “at the same time it maintains that there is an unwritten word of God over and above Scripture” (Cath. Dict.). Protestants generally hold that “the Supreme Judge, by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, and private spirits are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in Scripture” (Westminster Conf. of Faith).
    • n Bible Hence Any book or collection of religious writings received by its adherents as a divine revelation: as, the Koran is the Bible of the Mohammedans; the Mormon Bible.
    • n Bible [lowercase] Any great book.
    • n Bible [lowercase] A medieval military engine for throwing large stones.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Bible has been translated into Klingon
    • n Bible bī′bl the sacred writings of the Christian Church, consisting of the Old and New Testaments
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Quotations

  • W. E. B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois
    “There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.”
  • Mccosh
    Mccosh
    “The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.”
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    “The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.”
  • John Wesley
    John%20Wesley
    “The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney%20J.%20Harris
    “If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr. Gr. bibli`a, pl. of bibli`on, dim. of bi`blos by`blos, book, prop. Egyptian papyrus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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.

Usage

In literature:

Anderson's Annals of the English Bible noticed, 110.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
In other words, he will interpret science in the light of the Bible, and not the Bible in the light of science.
"The Church, the Schools and Evolution" by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
It's in the Bible somewhere, I don't know where.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
The Bible, the one book he always hated, is his constant study.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
They are as true as the Bible.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
It was the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
IT is thought strange and particularly shocking by some persons for a woman to question the absolute correctness of the Bible.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
Indeed, it is very difficult to prove from the Bible that woman has a soul at all.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
The Bible does not teach that!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The Bible teaches us that man by nature is lost and guilty, and our experience confirms this.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
SOCIETY OF BIBLE CHRISTIANS.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
It is not easy to believe in the Bible till one is convinced that there is a Bible.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
Could any among them be the fierce Assyrian kings mentioned in the Bible?
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
The Church taught it before the Bible recorded it; the Bible recorded it because the Church taught it.
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes
It will be a Bible in my home.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Dey had my age an' my mother's age in de Bible but dey am all dead out now an' I don't know whur it is.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
It was the political bible of the state.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
God had a purpose for the little child and her brown Bible in that little hut of which she as yet had no conception.
"Little Frida" by Anonymous
If we turn to the last Book of the Bible we find also an argument concerning the age and its end.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
And how often do you find a worldly man like this Nealman getting out the Bible and reading it?
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
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In poetry:

Talk not to me of noble deeds,
When thou hast in thy land
A Covenanter on the hill,
The Bible in his hand.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
The Church of God is one:
The Bible we revere;
By it all saving truth is known,
And God to man brought near.
"The Church Of God Is One" by Daniel Webster Moody
I like that old, kind legend
Not found in Holy Writ,
And wish that John or Matthew
Had made Bible out of it.
"A Jewish Legend" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
I have no care for what is good;
Thyself I do not love;
I relish not this Bible-food;
My heaven is not above.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
The Bible is a goodly book
I always can peruse with zest,
But really cannot say the same
For Hilton's Be My Guest.
"On the Circuit" by W H Auden
My faither by the crusie sat,
The Bible on his knee;
I flung my airms aroun' his neck—
"O, faither, pray for me!"
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

A new study finds that reading the Bible may help make American Christians more concerned about social justice.
Slate editor David Plotz writes about some of the bizarre, hilarious, wonderful and disturbing things he took away from a literal reading of The Bible in The Good Book .
The Bible, Long a Commercial Hit, Gets Repackaged for Market Niches from the Homespun to the Fashion Forward.
The Good Book Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart By Peter J Gomes.
When Raichlen traveled the world while researching The Barbecue Bible, he often relied on hand gestures to convey "I write about food" when language was a barrier.
Molina wins Fielding Bible award.
It amazes me when an individual such as Bert Morphis ("Refreshing surprise," Sept 11) thinks he speaks for all of the "Bible believers" with his interpretations of the Scriptures.
Gravestones offer the basic information about the deceased — name, date of birth, date of death and perhaps a Bible verse or poem.
Gravestones offer the basic information about the deceased — name, date of birth, date of death and perhaps a Bible verse or poem.
Erskine "Erkie" Cash opened his Bible for a few "words of grace" that included several passages normally read at funerals.
Half a century ago, Lewis Mumford published "The City in History," a hugely influential and in some ways controversial book that has been the Bible for students and lovers of city life.
Photo by Curt Yeomans Hampton resident Tim Yancey uses a triple-line rolling tool to create imagery on Gutenberg Bible replicas that he is putting together.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has put its entire two-volume Gutenberg Bible on the Internet, making it easier for scholars and the public to browse one of the world's most valuable books.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocse here said Friday that it would auction a Gutenberg Bible along with other rare books and works of art to raise $17 million to $24 million for its seminaries.
'The American Bible Challenge' steps out on hallowed ground.
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In science:

Yor, On the distribution and asymptotic results for exponential functionals of L´evy processes, in Exponential functionals and principal values related to Brownian motion, Bibl.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
Each cube was stored relationally in a comma-separated file on disk. A brief description of how data cubes were extracted from the King James Bible data follows.
Diamond Dicing
The data set was generated from the King James version of the Bible available at Project Gutenberg .
Diamond Dicing
Du dualisme asymetrique du signe linguistique // Travaux du cercle linguistique dе Prague, 1929, № 1. Nida 1964 – Nida E. Toward a Science of Translating: With Special Reference to Principles and Procedures Involved in Bible Translating, Leiden, E. J.
Materials to the Russian-Bulgarian Comparative Dictionary "EAD"
Dieudonn ´e themselves in the last volume of the “Bibl e of Algebraic Geometry”, where they claim in particular that any unramified morphism of affine varieties i s finite.
The complete solution to Bass Generalized Jacobian Conjecture
Ap´ery, Interpolation de fractions continues et irrationalit´e de certaines constantes. C.T.H.S., Bul l. de la Sect. des Sc. (Math.) III Bibl.
A simplification of Ap\'ery's proof of the irrationality of \zeta(3)
The most artistic presentation of this paradox can be found in the Bible : “As he went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.
Zeno meets modern science
For an overall survey of the recent progress in experimental hadron spectroscopy, I will often turn to the PDG, which provides us with the only Bible we have, imperfect as it might be.
Challenges in Hadron Physics
Once again I begin with my semi-serious quotation from the Bible, the PDG.
Challenges in Hadron Physics
Handbook of Mathematical Functions, by Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun, would be one of the three texts (together with the Bible and Shakespeare complete works) Michal Berry would take with him to a desert island .
Solution of the quantum harmonic oscillator plus a delta-function potential at the origin: The oddness of its even-parity solutions
The quote above is from 1 Corinthians 13 in the King James Bible.
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
On account of the experience of Galilei, who got into juridical trouble for contradicting the words of the Bible, we prefer to follow very closely the cosmological prescriptions of the Genesis.
Phenomenological Aspects of the Pre-Big-Bang Scenario in String Cosmology
The article20) was a sort of bible for the analysis on the ππ phase shift data.
kappa Particle in the Analysis of the BESII Data and Chiral sigma Nonet
Figure 1: Connectivity distribution for the positional word web constructed of several English versions of The Bible (log -log plot).
Network model of human language
The translations of Qur’an and Bible in the Vai script are also known.
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
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