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,
Memories of the civil war are still fresh in the United States and their constitution is revered as a sacred text.
A "sacred" text is thus always already a sacred text, that is, one that begs to be read differently precisely because it is the product of a plurality of interpretative enactments.
The Theology of Dracula: Reading the Book of Stoker as Sacred Text.
The Conference of the Birds" is a beautiful sacred text, retold for the enjoyment and enlightenment of not only children, but everyone.
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.
Meanwhile, believers regard literary appreciation of a sacred text as at best irrelevant and at worst dangerous.
Hardline Hindus were livid he should challenge the harsh conditions set down in a sacred text for the treatment of widows.
The problem, however, is that there are thousands of such sacred texts in Hinduism, so these gay and lesbian "links" may not be as significant or powerful as if they were concentrated in one sacred text, such as the Jewish and Christian Bible.
King and Sahai's previous work, Sacred Text, garnered an Izzie Award for music.
Commissioned by Saint John's Abbey and University as an expression of the Benedictine monks' daily focus on scripture and devotion to books, art, and religious high culture, Pentateuch presents sacred text in flowing English calligraphy, Hebrew book headings, and colorful marks studding the passages.