Hebrew Scriptures


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Hebrew Scriptures

pl.n.
The Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings, forming the covenant between God and the Jewish people that is the foundation and Bible of Judaism while constituting for Christians the Old Testament. Also called Hebrew Bible, Tanakh. See Table at Bible.
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Bi•ble

(ˈbaɪ bəl)

n.
1. the collection of sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising the Old and New Testaments.
2. Also called Hebrew Scriptures. the collection of sacred writings of the Jewish religion: known to Christians as the Old Testament.
3. (often l.c.) the sacred writings of any religion.
4. (l.c.) a reference publication esteemed for its usefulness and authority: a bird-watchers' bible.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin biblia (feminine singular) < Greek, in tà biblía tà hagía the holy books; biblíon, byblíon papyrus roll, derivative of býblos papyrus, after Býblos, a Phoenician port from where papyrus was exported]
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References in classic literature ?
The minister stood white and speechless, with one hand on the Hebrew Scriptures, and the other spread upon his breast.
There is no reference at all to it in the Hebrew scriptures. But it is clearly identified with Jesus--most of the references in the gospels and the book of Acts to Nazareth are in the phrase "Jesus of Nazareth." John, alone among the gospel writers, even tells us that the word "Nazareth" appeared on the identifying notice on the cross.
For them, the stories from the Hebrew Scriptures could be told and retold over and over again because they were much more concrete than an abstract theological discussion of, let us say, justification in Paul's letter to the Romans.
Meicher is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Xavier University.
Goodridge writes, "Since Alexander lived in a pre-Christian world, some scholars argue that contemporary terms such as gay or bisexual are not even relevant." The truth is that there is much controversy among biblical scholars as to the meanings of Hebrew and especially Greek terms used in both the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament, terms often translated as homosexual or fornicator.
The Leonese Cistercian Cipriano de la Huerga (1510?-60), himself a Bible student in Alcala of the Augustinian friar Dionisio Vazquez, introduced to the Hebrew Scriptures most of the leading biblicists of the sixteenth-century Spanish schools: Benito Arias Montano (1527-98), Martin Martinez de Cantalapiedra, Juan de Mariana, probably Sixto de Siena (1520-69), Pedro de Fuentiduena, and fray Luis de Leon (Morocho Gayo et al.
Now comes the twist: instead of expressing surprise or commiserating with them in their loss, the stranger instead began to expound the messianic gospel in the Hebrew scriptures from Moses through the prophets.
Scribes and Schools: The canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures. By PHILIP R.
By "structure" I mean the manner in which the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament came to have their present form and, perhaps as critical, sequence.
Hamilton Sheriff Court heard how the father of two was asked to invest pounds 230,000 by religious elders of the Society for the Distribution of Hebrew Scriptures, of which he was chairman.
Charity worker MacGillivray embezzled the money while he was chairman of the Society for the Distribution of Hebrew Scriptures.