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Seven Bibles

(The) or Sacred Books.

(1)The Bible of Christians. (Canon completed A.D. 494; Old Testament as we have it, B.C. 130.)

(2)The Eddas of the Scandinavians.

(3)The Five Kings of the Chinese. “King” here means web-of-cloth on which they were originally written.

(4)The Koran of the Mohammedans. (Seventh century, A.D.)

(5)The Tri Pitikes of the Buddhists. (Sixth century B.C.)

(6)The Three Vedas of the Hindus. (Twelfth century B.C.)

(7) Zendavesta of the Persians. (Twelfth century B.C.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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