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The Holy Bible (second from the right) aboard the SS Botany Bay

For additional meanings of "Bible", please see Bible.

The Bible, sometimes called the Holy Bible, was a collection of ancient Earth writings usually bound together as a book. Laws pertaining to the Human rights of the accused were enumerated in the Bible. (TOS: "Court Martial")

The Bible is a sacred text in Christianity and Judaism, dealing extensively with the history of the latter, and Humanity's relationship with one of the Human gods.

The earliest books of the Bible were called the Torah, and were written in Hebrew on scrolls. Modified Torah scrolls were placed in the front of the White Church on Terralysium. (DIS: "New Eden")

One of the first mass-produced, printed copies of the Bible was the Gutenberg Bible. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah"; TNG: "A Matter of Time")

The Bible was a very influential book in Earth history and, as such, Humans used the word "bible" to describe works of similar influence among other societies. Examples included the Vulcan Kir'Shara, and Chicago Mobs of the Twenties, the latter explicitly being described as the blueprint for the Iotians' entire society moments before. (ENT: "Daedalus"; TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

It also inspired works of art, such as movies. In 2152, when Lieutenant Malcolm Reed asked Captain Jonathan Archer what made him think that the Suliban wouldn't come after Enterprise NX-01 once they found the Suliban stealth cruiser, Archer replied, "Just like those old Bible movies, Malcolm. It wasn't written." (ENT: "Shockwave")

The Bible was one of multiple legal authorities cited by Samuel T. Cogley, attorney at law, at Captain Kirk's general court martial in 2267. (TOS: "Court Martial")

A 20th century copy of the Holy Bible was among a small collection of books found aboard the SS Botany Bay. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

In 2374, Joseph Sisko recited a Bible verse to Benjamin Sisko, which surprised his son, as he had never known his father to quote from the Bible before. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

Benny Russell encountered a preacher who used several Biblical quotes to help convince him to follow his dreams and to open people's eyes to the future of mankind. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

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