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The Gutenberg Bible, the first printed Bible

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}} The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity. There is no single "Bible" and many Bibles with varying contents exist.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Various religious traditions have produced different recensions with different selections of texts. These do largely overlap however, creating a common core.

With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, the Bible is widely considered to be the best selling book of all time,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111903918104576502782310557332</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name=RussellAsh>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and has been a major influence on literature and history, especially in the West where the Gutenberg Bible was the first mass-printed book. It was the first book ever printed using movable type.


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