976. biblos
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biblos: (the inner) bark (of a papyrus plant), hence a scroll, spec. a book
Original Word: βίβλος, ου, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: biblos
Phonetic Spelling: (bib'-los)
Short Definition: a written book, roll, or volume
Definition: a written book, roll, or volume, sometimes with a sacred connotation.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
(the inner) bark (of a papyrus plant), hence a scroll, spec. a book
NASB Translation
book (8), books (1), record (1).

STRONGS NT 976: βίβλος

βίβλος, βίβλου, (or rather βύβλος (but the form βίβλος is more common when it denotes a writing), the plant called papyrus, Theophrastus, hist. plant. 4, 8, 2f; (Pliny, h. n. 13, 11f (21f)); from its bark (rather, the cellular substance of its stem (for it was an endogenous plant)) paper was made (see Tristram, Nat. Hist. etc., p. 433f; especially Dureau de la Malle in the Memoires de l'Acad. d. Inscriptions etc. tom. 19 part 1 (1851), pp. 140-183, and (in correction of current misapprehensions) Prof. E. Abbot in the Library Journal for Nov. 1878, p. 323f, where other references are also given)), a written book, a roll or scroll: Matthew 1:1; Luke 3:4; Mark 12:26; Acts 1:20; τῆς ζωῆς, Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5, etc.; see βιβλίον. (From Aeschylus down.)


Properly, the inner bark of the papyrus plant, i.e. (by implication) a sheet or scroll of writing -- book.

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