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The '''Bible''' is Christians view of 'God'. It comes in two parts, an old testimate, and a new. It is based on a story that 'god' sent his son to earth approx 2000 years ago.
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The '''Bible''' is the [[Christian]] sacred text. It comes in two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament is based on a story that God sent his son to earth approx 2000 years ago.
   
It has many fables and stories, and lots of names and a good set of moral values to live by, but boils down to 'love thy neighbour' and 'do unto others'
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It has many fables and stories, and lots of names and a set of moral values to live by, including 'love thy neighbour' and 'do unto others'.
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Before the advent of [[printing]], the common person had little access to the text of the Bible. Monks would [[scribe]] copies for use by the clergy or the [[nobility]], but they would commonly be in church [[Latin]], rather than the native [[languages|language]]. They also had to be be well protected due to their rarity, so don't be surprised if you see paintings that include bibles chained down to the pulpit in a church.
   
 
== See also ==
 
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* [[Religion in the Renaissance]]
 
* [[Religion in the Renaissance]]
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible
* http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutenberg_Bible
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutenberg_Bible
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* http://www.wikibible.com
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Latest revision as of 18:25, 16 May 2006

The Bible is the Christian sacred text. It comes in two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament is based on a story that God sent his son to earth approx 2000 years ago.

It has many fables and stories, and lots of names and a set of moral values to live by, including 'love thy neighbour' and 'do unto others'.

Before the advent of printing, the common person had little access to the text of the Bible. Monks would scribe copies for use by the clergy or the nobility, but they would commonly be in church Latin, rather than the native language. They also had to be be well protected due to their rarity, so don't be surprised if you see paintings that include bibles chained down to the pulpit in a church.

See also