bib·​li·​cal | \ ˈbi-bli-kəl How to pronounce biblical (audio) \

Definition of biblical

1 : of, relating to, or being in accord with the Bible (see bible sense 1) a biblical passage biblical references
2 : suggestive of the Bible or Bible times his biblical beard

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biblically \ ˈbi-​bli-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biblically (audio) \ adverb

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His biblical teachings powerfully connect God’s word with people’s lives, Garcia-Siller said. Scott Huddleston,, "Father David’s role grew from San Antonio parish priest to major community leader," 8 July 2019 The school, which is entering its third year of operation, integrates a biblical worldview into its curriculum. Rachel Berry,, "Company behind Creation Museum to operate Christian school," 8 July 2019 With the gift, Grand Rapids First also hopes to reflect the mission of Christ and echo a biblical repayment of sins. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Grand Rapids church pays off almost $2M in medical debt for Michigan families," 1 July 2019 That dichotomy is essential to sustaining the mystical omniscience of a play that draws heavily from biblical scripture and Jewish ritual. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Is a Transfixing Epic of Riches and Ruin," 13 July 2018 After touring a center, White said biblical scriptures about the immigration status of Jesus come to mind. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Trump allies keep using the Bible in the immigration debate," 12 July 2018 Notably these mythic unicorns shake their pompom tails at apocalyptic Armageddon, with its primitive biblical overtones of fundamentalist moral values. Christopher Knight,, "Artists’ response to brutal institutional homophobia: Sequined unicorns, of course," 22 June 2019 From 1979 to 1990, a battle raged in the Southern Baptist Convention between moderates and biblical inerrantists., "Cooperative Baptists, ‘different kind of Baptist,’ meet at BJCC," 21 June 2019 And not just any prince, but a member of the oldest monarchy in the world, with a 3,000-year-old tradition descending from the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Ariana Makonnen, Town & Country, "An American Princess Opens Up About What It's Really Like to Marry Royalty," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of biblical

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for biblical

Medieval Latin biblicus, from biblia

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English Language Learners Definition of biblical

: relating to, taken from, or found in the Bible


bib·​li·​cal | \ ˈbi-bli-kəl How to pronounce biblical (audio) \

Kids Definition of biblical

: relating to, taken from, or found in the Bible

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