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Bible

The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews and Rastafari; the Bible appears in the form of an anthology, compiling texts of a variety of forms that are all linked by the belief that they collectively contain the word of God. These texts include theologically-embellished historical accounts, allegorical erotica and didactic letters; those books included in the Bible by a tradition or group are called canonical, indicating that the tradition/group views the collection as the true representation of God's word and will. A number of Biblical canons have evolved, with overlapping and diverging contents from denomination to denomination; the Hebrew Bible overlaps with the Christian Old Testament. The Christian New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, believed to be Jewish disciples of Christ, written in first-century Koine Greek.

Among Christian denominations there is some disagreement about what should be included in the canon about the biblical apocrypha, a list of works that are regarded with varying levels of respect. Attitudes towards the Bible differ among Christian groups. Roman Catholics, high church Anglicans and Eastern Orthodox Christians stress the harmony and importance of both the Bible and sacred tradition, while many Protestant churches focus on the idea of sola scriptura, or scripture alone; this concept arose during the Reformation, many denominations today support the use of the Bible as the only infallible source of Christian teaching. Others though, advance the concept of prima scriptura in contrast; the Bible has been a massive influence on literature and history in the Western world, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type. According to the March 2007 edition of Time, the Bible "has done more to shape literature, history and culture than any book written, its influence on world history is unparalleled, shows no signs of abating."

With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time. As of the 2000s, it sells 100 million copies annually; the word βιβλίον itself had the literal meaning of "paper" or "scroll" and came to be used as the ordinary word for "book". It is the diminutive of βύβλος byblos, "Egyptian papyrus" so called from the name of the Phoenician sea port Byblos from whence Egyptian papyrus was exported to Greece; the Greek ta biblia was "an expression. Christian use of the term can be traced to c. 223 CE. The biblical scholar F. F. Bruce notes that Chrysostom appears to be the first writer to use the Greek phrase ta biblia to describe both the Old and New Testaments together. Medieval Latin biblia is short for biblia sacra "holy book", while biblia in Greek and Late Latin is neuter plural, it came to be regarded as a feminine singular noun in medieval Latin, so the word was loaned as singular into the vernaculars of Western Europe. Latin biblia sacra "holy books" translates Greek τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια tà biblía tà ágia, "the holy books".

The English word Bible is from the Latin biblia, from the same word in Medieval Latin and Late Latin and from Koinē Greek: τὰ βιβλία, romanized: ta biblia "the books". By the 2nd century BCE, Jewish groups began calling the books of the Bible the "scriptures" and they referred to them as "holy", or in Hebrew כִּתְבֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ, Christians now call the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible "The Holy Bible" or "the Holy Scriptures"; the Bible was divided into chapters in the 13th century by Stephen Langton and into verses in the 16th century by French printer Robert Estienne and is now cited by book and verse. The division of the Hebrew Bible into verses is based on the sof passuk cantillation mark used by the 10th-century Masoretes to record the verse divisions used in earlier oral traditions; the oldest extant copy of a complete Bible is an early 4th-century parchment book preserved in the Vatican Library, it is known as the Codex Vaticanus. The oldest copy of the Tanakh in Hebrew and Aramaic dates from the 10th century CE.

The oldest copy of a complete Latin Bible is the Codex Amiatinus. Professor John K. Riches, Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow, says that "the biblical texts themselves are the result of a creative dialogue between ancient traditions and different communities through the ages", "the biblical texts were produced over a period in which the living conditions of the writers – political, cultural and ecological – varied enormously". Timothy H. Lim, a professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Edinburgh, says that the Old Testament is "a collection of authoritative texts of divine origin that went through a human process of writing and editing." He states that it is not a magical book, nor was it written by God and passed to mankind. Parallel to the solidification of the Hebrew canon, only the Torah first and the Tanakh began to be translated into Greek and expanded, now referred to as the Septuagint or the Greek Old Testament

IdeaPad tablets

The IdeaPad tablets from Lenovo was a brand of consumer-oriented tablet computers designed for home use or entertainment, as opposed to the business-focused ThinkPad Tablet series. Devices sold in certain countries, such as China and New Zealand, were sold under the LePad brand, similar to the LePhone series of smartphones. IdeaPad-branded tablets have been produced with the Windows operating systems; the IdeaPad brand has been phased out in recent years, being replaced by the general "Tab" brand for Android devices and the "Miix" brand for Windows devices, with the exception of several distinctive hardware lines such as the Yoga series. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is 13-inch tablet with a built-in projector, it has a 9,600 mAh battery. Its display has a resolution of 2,560 pixels by 1,440 pixels. 32 gigabytes of built-in storage come standard but can be expanded to 64 gigabytes with a microSD card. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, like previous Yoga tablets, has a thin body with a thick cylindrical base; the thick base is designed to make holding the device in portrait mode more comfortable.

The device's projector is mounted here. The projector has a resolution of 854 pixels by 480 pixels. Sound is provided by a subwoofer but-in to the base; the Lenovo A10 tablet is a 10.1-inch tablet computer. The Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx was released in the United States in December 2012; the Lynx tablet sold for $599 and its Accutype keyboard base was priced at $149. The Lynx is an 11.6-inch tablet. The Lynx without the dock weighs 1.41 pounds. This is the same weight and thickness as the third generation Apple iPad; the keyboard dock weighs 1.45 pounds for a total 2.86 pounds. The Lynx runs the full-version of Windows 8 as opposed to Windows RT; the Lynx uses a 1.8 GHz dual-core Clovertrail Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of memory, either 32GB or 64GB of eMMC flash storage. The 11.6-inch in-plane switching display has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 resolution and supports five-point capacitive multitouch. Micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports and a microSD card slot are on Lynx table; the keyboard dock has two standard USB 2.0 ports.

The Lynx has Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networking, stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 2-megapixel front-facing webcam. In its review of the Lynx, CNET wrote: "The real question is, how will the Lynx stand out? One answer might be its weight. Despite its 11.6-inch screen, the tablet felt shockingly light when we held it at Lenovo's launch event. Although Lenovo says it's 1.44 pounds, the Lynx's tablet portion is closer in feel to a Kindle than an iPad, but with a larger display than either. The keyboard dock takes away from the Lynx's airiness, of course, although the two at least feel solidly linked when you use them together; the latch is so secure. We were happy with the responsiveness of the Lynx's touchscreen, although we didn't get a chance to challenge it during our five minute hands-on." IdeaPad K2 is 1920x1200 pixel, 10.1-inch IPS panel tablet with Tegra 3 running at 1.7 GHz, 2GB RAM, Fingerprint scanner, keyboard dock. It is known as LePad K2010 in China. IdeaPad K2 is meant for high-end gamers and business users.

Lenovo has displayed this tablet in the "New Product showcase" for India. IdeaTab A1 is a 1024x600 7-inch display tablet with Android 2.3 or 4.0 IdeaTab S2109 is 1024 x 768 pixels with 4:3 aspect ratio, 9.7-inch IPS display with OMAP 4430 SoC, 1GB RAM. 3 versions with 8, 16 or 32 GB included storage capacity and Android 4.0. IdeaTab S2110. 10.1-inch IPS display tablet using Qualcomm 1.5 GHz SoC with 1GB RAM and Android 4.0. 5 MP rear camera with autofocus and led flash 1.3 MP front webcam 720P playback AGPS able to find position in 10 seconds on 3G model 3G and WiFi FM radio tuner 1.3 lbs Android 4.0.4/4.1.1 with Lenovo skin 9" TFT 1280x800 resolution in 16:10 aspect ratio Quad Core 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 with ULP GeForce GPU and 1GB RAM 3.2 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Compass 11mm thickness Three Tablets were announced by Lenovo in the IdeaPad Tablet line in 2011: the IdeaPad K1, A1 and P1. The IdeaPad K1 Tablet was announced in July 2011; the IdeaPad K1 tablet offered the following specifications: Processor: NVIDIA Tegra T20 1.0 GHz Operating system: Android 3.1 Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.4 x 0.5 Weight: less than 1.7 pounds Battery life: up to 10 hours RAM: up to 1GB DDR2 Storage: up to 64GB SSD Connectivity: Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi Slots: MicroSD card reader Ports: mini HDMI, optional docking port Camera: 2 megapixel, 5 megapixel Colors – Black, Red Full Flash support Integrated cloud storage Support: 1-year base system warranty, 2-year warranty extension planMore than 30 free apps were pre-loaded on the IdeaPad, including Angry Birds HD, Need for Speed: Shift, Kindle for Android, Documents To Go, Norton Mobile Security.

In its review, Gizmodo appreciated the value that the IdeaPad K1 represented, with the offer of a 32GB tablet for only $499. The reviewer described the Tablet as one of the most attractive that Gizmodo had reviewed, with its “matte, chrome-colored side and back trim and deep red back panel”; the IdeaPad K1 tablet featured interface improvements as compared to other Android 3.1 tablets. Gizmodo indicated that the battery life was above average for Android Tablets: 8 hours and 3 minutes, despite continuous Web surfing over Wi-fi; the IdeaPad K1 was summarized by LAPTOP Magazine as offering “a strong mix of style and uniquely compelling enhancements to the Android 3.1 UI”

Steve Bendall

Steven Bendall is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2013. He held the BBBofC English middleweight title twice in 2005 and 2008 and the IBO Inter-Continental middleweight title from 2001 to 2003. Bendall boxed to national level as an amateur before turning professional in May 1997, winning his first fight at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Berkshire, England, in which Bendall knocked out Hackney's Dennis Doyley on an undercard that included Junior Witter and Tony Booth. Bendall's explosive knockout power lead him to win his first 14 fights, the majority inside the distance, before he fought for his title fight when he took on Brendan Ingle trained Jason Collins in December 2001 for the WBU Intercontinental Middleweight Title. Bendall continued his winning streak beating Collins on points to win his first title as a professional, he added the Vacant IBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title in March 2002 when he knocked out Ukrainian Viktor Fessetchko. His first defeat came in September 2004 when he lost to dangerous English fighter Scott Dann during his challenge for the Vacant British Middleweight Title.

Bendall won the English Middleweight Title but lost it to Wayne Elcock. He has challenged for the EBU European Middleweight Title losing in the 3rd round against Germany's Sebastian Sylvester and the Commonwealth Middleweight title losing to Darren Barker. Bendall shot back up to title winning prominence when in June 2008 he defeated Liverpool's 2002 Commonwealth Games Silver medalist Paul Smith over 10 rounds in Birmingham, it was Smiths first defeat as a professional. On 7 December 2013 in Neuwied, Bendall was given a chance to fight the dangerous Ghanaian John Akulugu for the vacant WBU Middleweight World Title and proceeded to stop him with a 6th-round KO. Akulugu who had won his last 9 fights all by KO was down in round 2 and round 4; the same month Roy Jones Jr took the WBU Cruiserweight World Title. Bendall runs his own gym in Bournemouth. Professional boxing record for Steve Bendall from BoxRec Personal website of Steve Bendall