Posted on

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.

[This article continues after a message from the authors]
These Articles are Written by the Publishers of The Amazing Bible Timeline
Quickly See 6000 Years of Bible and World History Togetherbible timeline

Unique Circular Format – see more in less space.
Learn facts that you can’t learn just from reading the Bible
Attractive design ideal for your home, office, church …

Limited Time Offer! Find out more now! >

‘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.


You Will Be Surprised To Learn These 5 Facts From The Bible! Watch This Short Video Now!

Take advantage of our Limited Time Offer
Amazing Bible Timeline and Free Maps was $29.97 now $19.97
Save Even More Buy one get a second one for just $10 (Free bonuses included)!

1. Order Now! And get Interactive Maps of the Holy Land (a $15.00 value) Free!
2. Second Free Bonus - Digital Amazing Bible Timeline (also a $15.00 value)!
3. Additional Surprise bonuses over the next month. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *