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The word Bible comes from the Greek word "biblia", which means "books," which comes from another word, "byblos," meaning papyrus, a material books were made from in ancient times.




The ancient Greeks obtained their supplies of paper from the port of Byblos, in what is now Lebanon. Their word for book biblion (the singular form of biblia)_was derived from the name of this port, and from this we get our English word Bible, meaning the Book of books.


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