:(see The Christian Bible below)
:(see The Hebrew Bible below)
The Gutenberg Bible displayed by the United States Library of Congress |} The Bible (Hebrew), is the name used by Jews and Christians for their differing (and overlapping) canons of sacred texts. Roman Catholics include books which Protestants do not, Judaism accepts the Tanakh (whose books are contained in the Christian Old Testament), not the New Testament, and Muslims may accept certain books concerning the prophets.
Many people who identify themselves as Christians, Muslims, or Jews regard the Bible as inspired by God yet written by a variety of imperfect men over thousands of years. Wide variations exist in interpretation and acceptance of the accuracy and legitimacy of various books and passages. Some denominations emphasize a strict literal interpretation, while others view the text more symbolically, or as a com...