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 Definition The Old and New Testaments (in Christianity) or just the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible (in Judaism). [d] [e]
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Does the definite article belong in the title? Peter Jackson 18:14, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Also, shouldn't Books of the Bible be a subpage? I suggested that a long time ago but no one seems to have noticed. I can't find anywhere to post suggested moves. Peter Jackson 18:40, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't myself think "The" should be there. Just checked WP to see what *they* say about it, and they don't use "the" either. Volume 4 of my 1940 EB has "Bible", so that's two out of two. I suggest that we Move it. (Just checked the NYT Manual of Style, and they don't use it either, so that's three for three.)
As for Books of the Bible, I think a separate article is fine. There's plenty of other material to put in the Bible article itself. But I really don't care one way or the other. Hayford Peirce 19:34, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Who actually decides, and who actually does it? Peter Jackson 10:55, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
It seems to me that that sort of thing is just what Catalogs pages are for. Peter Jackson 11:11, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Peter, FWIW. --Larry Sanger 02:02, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
I've be-bolded. Also, I agree that 'books' ought to be a subpage, but not sure how to do that. Ro Thorpe 02:27, 18 July 2011 (UTC)


That seems like a *really* strange definition to me. Could be about a collection of short stories by Conan-Doyle or John O'Hara. Hayford Peirce 19:28, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

It's quite common for books on all sorts of subjects to be called bibles, even in their titles. However, I don't think that's really appropriate for the main article, especially if it's the. Peter Jackson 10:56, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

wrong focus

This overview article should, as noted above, first contain a generic definition for any bible, as opposed the "The Bible" in Christian terms.Pat Palmer (talk) 20:58, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

For instance, for many many years, The Sporting News called itself "The Bible (bible?) of Baseball" -- and thousands of sportswriters and their articles went along with this, never, as far as I know, in an ironic way. I've encountered other "bibles" but can't call them to mind at the moment -- they certainly exist(ed), though.... Hayford Peirce (talk) 17:06, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

snarky Twain quote

Probably can't work this into the article, but it's worth noting here: "It is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies." - Mark Twain (On the Bible) Pat Palmer (talk) 10:48, 16 January 2023 (CST)