The word Bible is derived from the Greek word “biblos”. It means “a sheet or scroll of writing; book”. The Bible was given this name because it is the book of God’s Words to us. The Bible is also sometimes called Scripture, a word meaning “something written” (inspired by God).
The Bible is like a library of 66 books put together into one big book. But all the books within the Bible talk about the same subject: God’s message to us. The Bible tells us about God, shows us God’s mighty acts in the lives of His people, and describes how people responded to God. From the Bible we learn what God is like and what He expects of us.