Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Faith Tidbit #16
Over the centuries, Christian believers have come to believe in and experience the Bible as a unique book--or more accurately, a unique set of books. We call it the Holy Bible. The word holy means set apart for God's purposes. Bible is simply the English transliteration of the Greek word for book, which in turn is taken from the name of a Phoenician port, Byblos, a place where papyrus was prepared and from which it was shipped. Papyrus was used for the first books. The Holy Bible is the book set apart by God.