prebiblical

adjective

pre·​bib·​li·​cal ˌprē-ˈbi-bli-kəl How to pronounce prebiblical (audio)
variants or pre-biblical
: existing or occurring before the bible was written
pre-biblical times/traditions

Examples of prebiblical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But ancient inscriptions, scratched into stone or put onto parchment or papyrus or any other surface, including broken pieces of pottery known as ostraca, not only offer insights into the Bible’s history but also paint a picture of how people lived in biblical and even prebiblical times. Chanan Tigay, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prebiblical was in 1903

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“Prebiblical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prebiblical. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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