Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by trigel, Jan 21, 2013.
What do you call what Christians call "the Bible" (Tanakh + the New Testament (+ apocrypha))?
ביבליה or to be specific הקאנון הנוצרי. I don't know if there is a colloquial word, but there are probably further alternatives.
I guess "ביבליה" is the correct term, we usually refer to the Tanakh and the New Testament separately.
There's a colloquial term called "התנ"ך הנוצרי" that you might meet, but it's naturally erroneous.
We don't have a special term for both the the Old and the New Testaments, probably because from the Jewish perspective they are perceived as different books of different religions.
The prevailing terminology:
הברית החדשה = the New Testament
התנ"ך = the Bible (the Old Testament)
התורה = the Pentateuch or the Old Testament or both the Old Testament and the Mishna or the Halacha (הלכה) ;depending the context
התורה שבכתב = the Pentateuch or the Old Testament
התורה שבעל פה = the Mishna
I've seen some Hebrew Bibles (including the New Testament, not sure about the apocrypha) simply called: ספר הבריתות
But if you were to just simply say that, I don't know how well it would be understood in this context. You'd probably have to specify and use terms such as הברית החדשה.
Separate names with a comma.