Why is the Bible called the Bible?

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Quite simply, the word “Bible” means “books.”

Oxford English Dictionary traces the path of the word through the Greek ta biblia, meaning “the books,” originating from a word in Semitic languages, biblos, meaning “papyrus, scroll.”

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