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#4 Bible-Meaning of The Word Bible by H.I. Hester.

Consider the following from the book, “The Heart Of Hebrew History", by H.I. Hester.

4. Meaning of the Word Bible    

The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblos which at first meant the bark of the papyrus plant.

The word was later used to designate the pith of papyrus plants from which writing material was made. Still, later the word was applied to the writings themselves, that is, the scrolls or sheets of paper. In this sense, it meant a book. Through Latin usage, the word came over into the English language as Bible. Hence, this volume consisting of many smaller books is known as the Bible or the Book.