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an open Bible
  1. (uncountable) The Bible is name of the holy text of Christians consisting of a collection of writings of both Jews, called the Old Testament, and Christians, called the New Testament. (This is always spelled with capital B).
    The Bible tells stories of God, Jesus Christ, and good and bad people.
  2. (uncountable) The holy writings of the Jewish tradition, called the Old Testament, are called The Bible. (This is always spelled with capital B).
    The Jewish Bible has very old stories about the Jews.
  3. (countable) A Bible or Bibles refer to copies of The Bible. This is always spelled with capital B).
    The book store sells many Bibles.
  4. (informal) A book that is like the Bible but may be about another religion or is not religious. Often, this means a book that tells everything you need to know about something. Sometime this is used in a title to make a book sound very good.
    The Koran is the Muslim Bible.
    Anton LaVey wrote a book called "The Satanic Bible," for his new religion called Satanism.
    We need a history Bible to help us pass our class.

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