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Bible


Bi·ble  (bbl)
n.
1.
a. The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
b. The Hebrew Scriptures, the sacred book of Judaism.
c. A particular copy of a Bible: the old family Bible.
d. A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.
2. often bible A book considered authoritative in its field: the bible of French cooking.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin biblia, from Greek, pl. of biblion, book, diminutive of biblos, papyrus, book, from Bublos, Byblos.]

Books of the Bible

Books of the Hebrew Scriptures appear as listed in the translation by the Jewish Publication Society of America. Books of the Christian Bible appear as listed in the Jerusalem Bible, a 1966 translation of the 1956 French Roman Catholic version. The Old Testament books shown in italic are considered apocryphal in many Christian churches, but they are accepted as canonical in the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Armenian and the Ethiopian Oriental Orthodox Church. The Christian Old Testament parallels the Hebrew Scriptures with the exception of these books.

HEBREW SCRIPTURESCHRISTIAN BIBLE
The TorahOld TestamentNew Testament
GenesisGenesisMatthew
ExodusExodusMark
LeviticusLeviticusLuke
NumbersNumbersJohn
DeuteronomyDeuteronomyActs of the Apostles
The ProphetsJoshuaRomans
JoshuaJudgesI Corinthians
JudgesRuthII Corinthians
I SamuelI SamuelGalatians
II SamuelII SamuelEphesians
I KingsI KingsPhillipians
II KingsII KingsColossians
IsaiahI ChroniclesI Thessalonians
JeremiahII ChroniclesII Thessalonians
EzekielEzraI Timothy
HoseaNehemiahII Timothy
JoelTobitTitus
AmosJudithPhilemon
ObadiahEstherHebrews
JonahI MaccabeesJames
MicahII MaccabeesI Peter
NahumJobII Peter
HabakkukPsalmsI John
ZephaniahProverbsII John
HaggaiEcclesiastesIII John
ZechariahSong of Songs (Song of Solomon)Jude
MalachiWisdom of SolomonRevelation
The WritingsEcclesiasticus 
PsalmsIsaiah 
ProverbsJeremiah 
JobLamentations 
Song of SongsBaruch 
RuthEzekiel 
LamentationsDaniel 
EcclesiastesHosea 
EstherJoel 
DanielAmos 
EzraObadiah 
NehemiahJonah 
I ChroniclesMicah 
II ChroniclesNahum 
 Habakkuk 
 Zephaniah 
 Haggai 
 Zechariah 
 Malachi 

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bible  /babl/  n. 1 (cap.) the holy writings of Christianity and Judaism, (syn.) the Scriptures: She reads the Bible every day. 2 a book or writings that cover a field expertly: That professor wrote the bible on European history. -adj. biblical /bblkl/. Bible

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