Byblos

BIBLE comes from the ancient Canaa/Phoenician city of Byblos, (modern day Lebanon) which is a greek word, meaning “BOOK”/ BIBLE / BIBLIOS.

Bible (n.)
early 14c., from Anglo-Latin biblia, Old French bible (13c.) “the Bible,” ALSO ANY LARGE BOOK GENERALLY, from Medieval and Late Latin biblia “the Bible” (neuter plural interpreted as feminine singular), from phrase biblia sacra “holy books,” a translation of Greek ta biblia to hagia “the holy books.” The Latin word is from Greek biblion “paper, scroll,” the ordinary word for “book,” originally a diminutive of byblos “Egyptian papyrus.”

THE GREEK WORD PERHAPS IS FROM BYBLOS, THE NAME OF THE PHOENICIAN PORT FROM WHICH EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS WAS EXPORTED TO GREECE (MODERN JEBEIL, IN LEBANON; COMPARE PARCHMENT). OR THE PLACE NAME MIGHT BE FROM THE GREEK WORD, WHICH THEN WOULD BE PROBABLY OF EGYPTIAN ORIGIN!

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