Bible

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See bible.

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Bible (plural Bibles)

an open Bible
  1. The main religious text in Christianity.
    In my religion class we learn about the Bible, as well as religious texts of other religions.
    • 2009, Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology, page 16:
      Many non-Christians regard portions of the Bible as “inspiring,” but they do not believe the Bible was “inspired by God” []
  2. The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.
    She's Jewish, but she doesn't read the Bible because she's not religious.
  3. The analogous holy book of another religion.

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Bible (plural Bibles)

  1. A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of one of the above-mentioned texts.

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  • (specific version or copy): bible

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Bible f

  1. The Bible (The Christian holy book; the Old and New Testaments)