27 Jan 2012

What is the Bible?

Submitted by Stephen Winters

What is the Bible?

For all practicle purposes, it is a book1, plain and simple

 

What does the book contain?

The Bible contains writings from a number of different people. In other words, it is a collection of writings.

  • 1. "2. The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblia, which means “books” which comes from another word, byb/os, meaning papyrus, a material books were made from in ancient times 3. The ancient Greeks obtained their supplies of paper from the port of Byblos, in what is now Lebanon. Their word for book—biblion (the singular form of biblia)—was derived from the name of this port, and from this we get our English word Bible, meaning the Book of books." http://www.holybible.com/resources/poems/ps.php?sid=626

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