Bible Law and Legal Definition

A bible is a book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion. The Bible is a twofold literature, made up of two distinct collections which correspond with two successive and unequal periods of time in history. The older of these collection, mostly written in Hebrew, corresponds with the many centuries during which the Jewish people enjoyed a national existence, and forms the Hebrew, or Old Testament, literature. The more recent collection, made up of Greek writings, is the Early Christian, or New Testament, literature.

The U.S. Constitution permits objective teaching about religion. Public school libraries may include significant religious literature, such as the Bible, provided that no one sect's literature is favored, and the library as a whole does not show any preference for religious works.