The expression 'the Christian Bible' is popularly used by atheist
s to draw attention to the special claims of one sort or another made by Christian
s for the book. However, most people - Jews, Christians and Muslims in particular - consider this usage more than a little quaint
. What Bible
would you like to compare the 'Christian Bible' to? Can you buy copies saying 'Christian Bible' on?
Additionally, the definition of the Bible is not universally agreed by all Christians. Roman Catholic
bibles include the Apocrypha
in the course of the main text, whereas other copies either separate them out or omit them entirely. Eastern Orthodox
traditions have other Apocrypha, including a 151st psalm
. The New World Translation
used by Jehovah's Witness
es re-edits John 1
:1 to give an Arian
interpretation. And so on.
PS: Yes, I have recalled the usage 'the Hebrew Bible', but (so far as I am aware) anything in a Hebrew
Bible appears (not necessarily well-translated) in a 'Christian' one. sorry.