Book of Life


Book of Life (book uhv LYEF) listen


  • n. A 'book' in which God writes the names of the righteous.

Example Sentences

  • "After the fasting is over, being written in the Book of Life etc, that’s only after Yom Kippur ends. The day itself is a solemn day of introspection and humbleness." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew


  • TH סֵפֶר חַיִּים 'lit. book of life' > E Book of Life

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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