Bible

 

 

1. What does the word ‘Bible’ mean?

 

 

 

The word ‘Bible’ is derived from the Greek word Biblìa, which is a neuter plural, which means ‘books’. The word Biblìa afterward passed into the Latin language of the Church and became a feminine singular. It is said that the first person who used the term Biblìa, referring to the Sacred Writings, was John Crysostom (344-407 A. D.) one of the so called Church fathers.

 

 

 

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