Friday, October 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: The Books

The English word for the Christian Holy Book "Bible" is ultimately derived from the Greek words (ancient Koine dialect) ta biblia which literally means "the books". 

22 comments:

  1. Nice to know.
    I always read the Bible growing up
    and nobody bothered to tell me about this fact.

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  2. I must my of 'the book' and read the next lesson, lol.

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  3. I always thought the word Bible came from the Latin biblia!!

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    1. ultimately derived means going back to the original source, not just the most recent language that passed it on. Latin's biblia was derived by the Koine Greek version.

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  4. i never read the bible and i didn'tknow that it only means ,,books'' funny :)

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  5. we say biblija in my language too

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  6. In the famous painting "Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem," Rembrandt spells it Bibel." Fun post."

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  7. I don't know if I've ever heard that before. Thanks!

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  8. Today I knew the meaning because I studied greek but it is great you shared with us. Kisses, Adam:)

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  9. Oh, that's interesting!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  10. Now that's a fascinating piece of trivia. Thanks Adam and have a great day!

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  11. interesting, that's all it means!

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  12. Thanks for the fact. Now, I know

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  13. I speak Greek, and it is definitely true that 'ta biblia' does mean 'the books'!

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