How Did the Bible Get its Name, What Does the Word Bible Mean, and Where Did the Scriptures Come From?

The Christian book of scriptures was first called the Bible by the Greeks.

The ancient Phoenicians had found a way to make a form of paper from the papyrus plant, which gave us the word paper.

They had done this in the city of Byblos, which is why the Greeks called the new paper biblios, and a collection of related writings or a book was soon called a biblion.

how did the bible get its name what does the word bible mean and where did the scriptures come from

By 400 AD, the word Bible emerged to exclusively describe the Christian collection of scriptures.

Byblos is now called Jubayl in modem Lebanon.

The lowercase word bible now means any book of authority.

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