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Codex Bezae
most enigmatic of manuscripts


Latin biblia “a collection of books” (since there are many books in the Bible) < Ancient Greek βιβλία, (biblia) “books”, plural of βιβλίον (biblion) “book”, originally a diminutive of βίβλος (biblos) < βύβλος (bublos) “papyrus” (from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material)


  • 1. The Christian holy book.
  • 2. The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.
  • 3. The analogous holy book of another religion.
  • 4. A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handyman’s bible).

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