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:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knnew that!

Ann said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Breathtaking said...

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

Sammie said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Coolness. Happy Friday Adam.

DEZMOND said...

we say biblija in my language too

stephen Hayes said...

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

Dana said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Adam said...

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.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Great fact!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kati said...

Oh, that's interesting!

Have a great day,
-Kati

DeniseinVA said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

A book is a book, who knew haha

Julie Ann Lozada said...

thanks for sharing... :)

It’s a GIRL Thing

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Literal

Unknown said...

Very nice

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Christine said...

interesting, that's all it means!

Joy said...

Thanks for the fact. Now, I know

Anna-Alina said...

Hmm, interesting! Thanks for information!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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