A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Book of life


If one's name is in the book of life, one is saved from punishment for sin, safe, or blessed


The biblical image (frequent in Revelation) refers to the records opened on the Day of Judgement. In a culture where books were valuable and rare, the book connotes permanence; the book of life is the record of those saved by Christ.

Bible References

Revelation 3:5
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