Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BIBLE

It will be observed that I take as historic records the statements of the Bible.

There are many such instances in the Bible, as we saw in Chap.

There was an old Family Bible on the book-case in his room, and George took it down.

The whole knowledge of the Bible must be sought solely from itself.

He began to suspect that he was being cheated into listening to a Bible story.

You cannot read the Bible if you have no sense of literary art.

It is only from the Bible that we can learn how we shall be saved.

Into how many languages has the Bible in whole or in part been translated?

Even without the Bible, men know that there is a Higher Being.

Of what two parts does the Bible consist, and how far do they reach?

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Anglo-Latin biblia, Old French bible (13c.) "the Bible," also any large book generally, from Medieval and Late Latin biblia (neuter plural interpreted as feminine singular), in phrase biblia sacra "holy books," a translation of Greek ta biblia to hagia "the holy books," from Greek biblion "paper, scroll," the ordinary word for "book," originally a diminutive of byblos "Egyptian papyrus," possibly so called from Byblos (modern Jebeil, Lebanon), the name of the Phoenician port from which Egyptian papyrus was exported to Greece (cf. parchment). Or the place name might be from the Greek word, which then would be probably of Egyptian origin. The Christian scripture was referred to in Greek as Ta Biblia as early as c.223. Bible replaced Old English biblioðece (see bibliothek) as the ordinary word for "the Scriptures." Figurative sense of "any authoritative book" is from 1804.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.