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The Bible is an activated item.


  • Gives Isaac flight for the current room.
  • Instantly kills Mom, Mom's Heart, It Lives, including their Mausoleum Mausoleum / Gehenna Gehenna variants, upon use.
  • Using The Bible on Satan will kill Isaac instantly upon use.
  • Added in Afterbirth This item belongs to the Seraphim set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into an angel.
  • Added in Afterbirth † This item belongs to the Bookworm set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into Bookworm.



  • Added in Repentance15►Book of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns white wisps in the inner ring. Wisps' tears have 0.75 shot speed. The wisps' tears effectively act as though they have 15►Sacred Heart Sacred Heart.

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  • The Bible is a set of Christian scriptures, consisting of 73 books of the Old and New Testaments (66 in Protestant Bibles).
  • The Bible item instantly killing Mom, Mom's Heart, and It Lives! is a reference to the epilogue of The Binding of Isaac when the Bible hits Mom's head, knocking out or killing her.
  • In the original Binding of Isaac, using The Bible on Isaac and ??? would kill Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth † This item is one of the only two (Added in Repentance five) in the game that work towards 2 transformations (Bookworm and Seraphim) and is the only activated item that does that. The other ones are Added in Repentance15►Hive Mind Hive Mind, Added in Repentance15►Skatole Skatole, Added in Afterbirth †15►Magic Mushroom Magic Mushroom, and Added in Repentance15►Parasitoid Parasitoid.
  • With an ID of 33, The Bible is the very first active item on the ordered ID list, likely due to its plot relevance.



PC Added in Repentance Normal and hard modes only AMCS TVQ4 (Library Library next to spawn)


Bug Bug! If The Bible is used on Mom with the Broken Remote Broken Remote trinket, it will not kill Mom and will instead teleport Isaac randomly to another room. However, this still unlocks 15►The Halo The Halo as if Mom was killed with the Bible.