What does “Bibliotheca” mean?

Bibliotheca is the Latin form of the Greek word Βιβλιοθήκη, meaning library, or more literally, book case or space for books. Obviously this ties into the word “Bible.” For a long time the biblical library was referred to, in Latin, as Biblia Sacra, which means Holy Books. Somewhere along the line the plural form got lost in translation and became the singular “Holy Bible” in English (or “Holy Book”).

The project was named Bibliotheca because it was important to convey that this literature, the Bible, is an anthology, made up of books, poems, and letters widely varied in style and authorship, and spanning thousands of years.

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