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When Was The Word Bible First Used?

The word Bible comes from the Latin Biblia.

It refers to a collection of books rather than just one book. That’s what The Bible is; a collection of books written by various authors over hundreds of years.

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‘Frontispiece to the King James’ Bible, 1611, shows the Twelve Apostles at the top. Moses and Aaron flank the central text. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. At the top, over the Holy Spirit in a form of a dove, is the Tetragrammaton.’

Biblia is the root of such words as the bibliography in English or Biblioteca, the Spanish word for library.

Check out the Online Etymology Dictionary for a nice long history of the word bible taking us right back to the Greek word for Egyptian papyrus and the town from which it was exported.

According to a PBS program on The Bible, Ta Biblia was used to refer to the Greek version of the Jewish scriptures (The Septuagint) centuries before Christ.

As for the Christian Bible, it was being used as early as 223 AD.

 

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3 thoughts on “When Was The Word Bible First Used?

  1. You didn’t really answer the question. You said that the Christian Bible was being used as early as 223 AD, although that’s unlikely as the Canon was not fixed until later. But the question is not when was the Bible first used but when was the word Bible first used.

  2. When was the word Bible first used

  3. Since it is Latin it must be after turtillian as he never used it. I’m guessing not until close to 400 ad

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