Geneva Bible
Bible Bi"ble (b[imac]"b'l), n. [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr. Gr. bibli`a, pl. of bibli`on, dim. of bi`blos, by`blos, book, prop. Egyptian papyrus.] 1. A book. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. {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. [1913 Webster]

3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible. [1913 Webster]

4. (Fig.) a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field. [PJC]

{Bible Society}, an association for securing the multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.

{Douay Bible}. See {Douay Bible}.

{Geneva Bible}. See under {Geneva}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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