douay bible


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bible \Bi"ble\ (b[imac]"b'l), n. [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr.
   Gr. bibli`a, pl. of bibli`on, dim. of bi`blos, by`blos, book,
   prop. Egyptian papyrus.]
   1. A book. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   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.
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   3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any
      religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan
      Bible.
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   4. (Fig.) a book with an authoritative exposition of some
      topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
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   Bible Society, an association for securing the
      multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.

   Douay Bible. See Douay Bible.

   Geneva Bible. See under Geneva.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Douay Bible \Dou"ay Bi"ble\ [From Douay, or Douai, a town in
   France.]
   A translation of the Scriptures into the English language for
   the use of English-speaking Roman Catholics; -- done from the
   Latin Vulgate by English scholars resident in France. The New
   Testament portion was published at Rheims, A. D. 1582, the
   Old Testament at Douai, A. D. 1609-10. Various revised
   editions have since been published. [Written also {Doway
   Bible}. Called also the Rheims and Douay version.]
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