- of or in the Bible: a Biblical name.
- in accord with the Bible.
- evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, especially in size or extent: disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical landscape.
Origin of Biblical
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Examples from the Web for biblical
With his anachronistic attitude toward the biblical story, Bale is just following the lead of his director.
Turning from biblical interpretation to psychiatry, the actor added, “I think the man was likely schizophrenic.”
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
December 7, 2014
The city has unleashed messianic passions since biblical times.Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness
November 21, 2014
He said Jacobovici and Wilson were simply the latest in a long line of people hoping to find further Biblical insight.Is ‘The Lost Gospel’ Book a Fraud?
November 12, 2014
And that was the nearest the little adventuress ever came to making a Biblical quotation.Within the Law
Such mistakes never were really a part of the biblical idea.Understanding the Scriptures
His mind went back to the Biblical story of the burning bush.The Law-Breakers
And what an epic, what a Biblical numbering of that people suggested itself!Fruitfulness
And the streaming rain—was there ever such a deluge since the old Biblical days!The Golden Woman
- of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
- resembling the Bible in written style
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Word Origin and History for biblical
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