biblos: (the inner) bark (of a papyrus plant), hence a scroll, spec. a bookOriginal Word: βίβλος, ου, ἡPart of Speech:
a written book, roll, or volumeDefinition:
a written book, roll, or volume, sometimes with a sacred connotation.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain originDefinition
(the inner) bark (of a papyrus plant), hence a scroll, spec. a bookNASB Translation
book (8), books (1), record (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 976: βίβλοςβίβλος
(or rather ἡ 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
Properly, the inner bark of the papyrus plant, i.e. (by implication) a sheet or scroll of writing -- book.