The Bible


The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity. There is no single "Bible" and many Bibles with varying contents exist.[1] Various religious traditions have produced different recensions with different selections of texts. These do largely overlap however, creating an important common core.

With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, the Bible is widely considered to be the best selling book of all time,[2][3][4] has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies,[5][6] and has been a major influence on literature and history, especially in the West where it was the first mass-printed book. The Gutenberg Bible was the first Bible printed using movable type.

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