sacred text


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Noun1.sacred text - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deitysacred text - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
sacred scripture, scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
Paralipomenon - (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
evangel, Gospel, Gospels - the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics - the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
prayer - a fixed text used in praying
service book - a book setting forth the forms of church service
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
Pseudepigrapha - 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures; many are apocalyptic in nature
Talmudic literature - (Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
Veda, Vedic literature - (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
mantra - (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns
psalm - any sacred song used to praise the deity
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Her eye kindled, although the blood fled from her cheeks; and there was a strong mixture of fear, and of a thrilling sense of the sublime, as she repeated, half whispering to herself, half speaking to her companion, the sacred text,
The book examines American MuslimsAE cultural translations of the QurAEan, and explores how they have been interpreting their sacred text to make sense of it.
Vanessa Zoltan, host of the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, returns with a true story about a family apology that didn't quite take.
In addition to the constitutional issues with the bill, my personal feeling is that this bill trivializes the Bible, which I believe is a sacred text," Haslam said, according to (https://www.
Besides, Chaudhry provides a comparative analysis of how religious scholars rationalize and defend the meanings they provide to the sacred text based on selective use of the sources.
2005) that it is the centrality of the sacred text that is the foundation of religious fundamentalism, particularly for those that are monotheistic.
Judaism is a monotheistic religion of world's about 14 million Jews whose most sacred text is Torah.
Much of its success resulted, MacCulloch believes, from the committees' reliance on "a single early Tudor translator of genius, William Tyndale," who translated the sacred text from Hebrew and Greek in the 1520s, and on Coverdale's Psalm translations.
Mohammad Naseem, chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque, said that the Koran was a sacred text which should never be placed on the floor.
The emphasis of this volume is on women's hermeneutic experience, reflecting the research interests of the editors, and the concept of the sacred text in a postcolonial context.
Unlike the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity which are dynamic and open to the possibilities of interpretation (although the extent to which different groups accept interpretations varies) the Qur'an Islam's sacred text has long been regarded by Muslims and non-Muslims as one that is never open to such treatment.
Meanwhile, believers regard literary appreciation of a sacred text as at best irrelevant and at worst dangerous.