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Bi"ble, n. Etym: [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr. Gr. , pl. of , dim. of , , book, prop. Egyptian papyrus.]

1. A book. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. The Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.

3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible.

Defn: A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many experts on the field. Bible Society, an association for securing the multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.

-- Douay Bible. See Douay Bible.

-- Geneva Bible. See under Geneva.

The Work of God's Children Illustrated Bible

Illustrated Bible Development Program--Now Public Domain

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The Mission...

Jesus commanded us to "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations..." in Matthew 28:19.

Creating a totally free public domain picture Bible...

We are working on developing a public domain illustrated Bible that can be used in missionary countries. Illustrated Bibles have a key advantage over plain text Bibles because the illustrations can convey the meaning of the Bible even to those who cannot read. Public domain Bibles have a definite advantage over copyrighted Bibles because missionaries, parents, teachers, and students can copy or adapt the portions they need and not violate copyright law.

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By clicking on the name of a book of the Bible, you will be able to access the text with any illustrations that are included in them. In the future we will also have non-illustrated text available.

Illustrated Books of the Bible--Now Public Domain

New Testament

Old Testament

Illustrated Books of the Bible in other file formats

These are no longer current, but may be of assistance if you need a particular format and do not have the ability to compile it yourself.

Book
Completed Version
License
Development
You can edit this!
PDF
ODT
Matthew
00.1 Illustrated
Public Domain
Gospel of St. Matthew
Gospel_of_Matthew_00-1i.pdf Gospel_of_Matthew_00-1i.odt
Mark
00.1 Illustrated
Public Domain
Gospel of St. Mark
Gospel_of_Mark_00-1i.pdf Gospel_of_Mark_00-1i.odt
Luke
1.0 Illustrated
Public Domain
Gospel of St. Luke
Gospel_of_Luke_1-0i.pdf Gospel_of_Luke_1-0i.odt
John
1.0 Illustrated
Public Domain
Gospel of St. John
Gospel_of_John_1-0i.pdf Gospel_of_John_1-0i.odt

For best viewing of the Illustrated Books of the Bible, use the PDF format.

Text-only Books of the Bible in other file formats

These are no longer current, but may be of assistance if you need a particular format and do not have the ability to compile it yourself.

Book
Current Release
License
Development
You can edit this!
PDF
HTML
ODT
Matthew
1.0 Text
Public Domain
Gospel of St. Matthew
Gospel_of_Matthew_1-0.pdf Gospel_of_Matthew_1-0.html Gospel_of_Matthew_1-0.odt
Mark
1.0 Text
Public Domain
Gospel of St. Mark
Gospel_of_Mark_1-0.pdf Gospel_of_Mark_1-0.html Gospel_of_Mark_1-0.odt
Luke
1.0 Text
Public Domain
Gospel of St. Luke
Gospel_of_Luke_1-0.pdf Gospel_of_Luke_1-0.html Gospel_of_Luke_1-0.odt
John
1.1 Text
Public Domain
Gospel of St. John
Gospel_of_John_1-1.pdf Gospel_of_John_1-1.html Gospel_of_John_1-1.odt
2 John
00.01 Text
Public Domain
Second Epistle of St. John
2_John_00-01.pdf 2_John_00-01.html 2_John_00-01.odt


Jude
00.01 Text
Public Domain
Epistle of St. Jude
Jude_00-01.pdf Jude_00-01.html Jude_00-01.odt
Tobit
00.01 Text
Public Domain
Book of Tobit
Tobit_00-01.pdf Tobit_00-01.html Tobit_00-01.odt



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About The Work of God's Children Illustrated Bible

This translation utilizes the Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims Bible. Illustrations are considered an integral part of this translation, and although text-only versions will be available, the primary distribution of this translation will contain the integrated images, hence the reason for the "illustrated" that is incorporated in the translation's official name. The abbreviation for this translation is WGCIB.

Because this translation project is a work in progress, it does not have the ability to receive the normal censorship and imprimatur that accompanies a Bible translation at this time; however, when this project is complete, a finalized version will be submitted for censorship and an imprimatur. In the meantime, you may use it and develop your own teaching aids from the materials to which we are constantly adding.

If you need a public domain Bible translation that is already completed, you might want to look at the Catholic Public Domain Version (CPDV) at www.sacredbible.com.

If you need a Bible translation that has already received episcopal approval, you might want to look at the New American Bible (NAB) at www.usccb.org/nab/bible or the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) at www.catholic.org/bible/.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Bible - The English form of the Greek name Biblia, meaning "books," the name which in the fifth century began to be given to the entire collection of sacred books, the "Library of Divine Revelation." The Bible consists of sixty-six different books, composed by many different writers, in three different languages, under different circumstances; writers of almost every social rank, statesmen and peasants, kings, herdsmen, fishermen, priests, tax-gatherers, tentmakers; educated and uneducated, Jews and Gentiles; most of them unknown to each other, and writing at various periods during the space of about 1600 years: and yet, after all, it is only one book dealing with only one subject in its numberless aspects and relations, the subject of man's redemption. It is divided into the Old Testament, containing thirty-nine books, and the New Testament, containing twenty-seven books. The names given to the Old in the writings of the New are "the scriptures" (Matthew 21:42), "scripture" (2 Peter 1:20), "the holy scriptures" (Romans 1:2), "the law" (John 12:34), "the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms" (Luke 24:44), "the law and the prophets" (Matthew 5:17), "the old covenant" (2 Corinthians 3:14, R.V.). There is a break of 400 years between the Old Testament and the New. (See APOCRYPHA.)
The Old Testament is divided into three parts:
(1.) The Law (Torah), consisting of the Pentateuch, or five books of Moses.
(2.) The Prophets, consisting of
(a.) the former, namely, Joshua, Judges, the Books of Samuel (1 Samuel and 2 Samuel), and the Books of Kings (1 Kings and 2 Kings);
(b.) the latter, namely, the greater prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.
(3.)The Hagiographa, or holy writings, including the rest of the books. These were ranked in three divisions:,
(a.) The Psalms (Psalms (1 - 75) and Psalms 2 (76 - 150)), Proverbs, and Job, distinguished by the Hebrew name, a word formed of the initial letters of these books, emeth, meaning truth.
(b.) Canticles (Song of Songs), Ruth, LamentationsLamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther, called the five rolls, as being written for the synagogue use on five separate rolls.
(c.) The period of New Testament revelation, extending over a century, began with the appearance of John the Baptist. The New Testament consists of
(1.) the historical books, viz., the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the Acts of the Apostles;
(2.) the Epistles; and
(3.) the book of prophecy, the Revelation. The division of the Bible into chapters and verses is altogether of human invention, designed to facilitate reference to it. The ancient Jews divided the Old Testament into certain sections for use in the synagogue service, and then at a later period, in the ninth century A.D., into verses. Our modern system of chapters for all the books of the Bible was introduced by Cardinal Hugo about the middle of the thirteenth century (he died 1263). The system of verses for the New Testament was introduced by Stephens in 1551, and generally adopted, although neither Tyndale's nor Coverdale's English translation of the Bible has verses. The division is not always wisely made, yet it is very useful. (See VERSION.)

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