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Definition of the noun family bible

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  1. a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births


  1. "Family Bible" is a song written by country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. Nelson began writing the song in 1957, while he enjoyed success as a disc jockey in KVAN, in Vancouver, Washington. After being denied a raise by the station, he moved to Houston, Texas. Due to financial issues he sold the song to Paul Buskirk.
  2. "Family Bible" is a 1980 album by country singer Willie Nelson.
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  3. "Family Bible" is an album by American Country music group, the Browns, released in 1996. This release contains all new recordings by the original trio.


Family Bible: A Family Bible is a Bible handed down through a family, with each successive generation recording information about the family's history inside it. Typically, this information consists of births, deaths, baptisms, confirmations and marriages. Other items, such as letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, might also be placed inside a Family Bible. In the United Kingdom, they were common in the Victorian period, and are also found in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. They are often used as sources for genealogical research.

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Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Bible Origins and Interpretation (2006)

by Alec Gilmore

The first family Bible was printed by William Rayner, 1735–39, a device adopted by the commercially minded to circumvent copyright restrictions imposed by the " royal printers. Usually treated as educational books, complete with maps, ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of practical recipes and every-day information (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton


Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)

With an Essay on Their Derivation and Import by William Arthur

The Family Bible of England for nearly a centurv. Chapter XVII. — The Bishop's Bible. Queen Elizabeth's Policy with reference to th e Church. Conflict between Prelacy and Puritanism. Chapter XVIII.— The Bishop's Bible- continued. Motives of ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of every-day gardening (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

A Family Bible and Commentary, ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of Every-day Gardening: constituting a popular cyclopædia of the theory and practice of horticulture. Embellished with coloured plates, etc (1874)

by Samuel Orchart BEETON

COBBIN'S ILLUSTRATED FAMILY BIBLE and PEOPLE'S Commentary. With Family Register, a Profusion of Illustrations of Biblical Localities, and of Incidents from the Holy Scriptures, by Overbeck Rethel, and other great Scriptural Artists.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Censorship (2009)

by Jonathon Green, Nicholas J. Karolides

The New Family Bible and Improved Version by Dr. Benjamin Boothroyd appeared in 1824. Boothroyd was a Congregationalist who wanted to bring the language of the Bible up to date and also to find a way of circumventing the “ many ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen (1855)

by Thomas Thomson

SUPERIOR FAMILY BIBLES, COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME. THE IMPERIAL FAMILY BIBLE; Containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the most correct copies of the Author- iicd Version. With many thousand Critical, Explanatory, ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

Family Bible. A Bible containing a record of the births, marriages, and deaths of the members of a family. — Family meeting;. An institution of the laws of Louisiana, being a council of the relatives (or, if there are no relatives, of the friends) of a ...

Google previewThe New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (1908)

Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Albert Hauck

Ganne's marginal notes and references appeared in many editions of American household and family Bibles,.and John Brown's Self-Interpreting Bible was frequently reproduced. The American Tract Society early published a family Bible with ...

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