Holy Scripture


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Holy Scripture

n
(Bible) another term for Scripture

Scrip•ture

(ˈskrɪp tʃər)

n.
1. Often, Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture (or Scriptures). the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together.
2. (often l.c.) any writing or book, esp. when of a sacred or religious nature.
3. (sometimes l.c.) a particular passage from the Bible.
4. (l.c.) any collection of writings considered sacred.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holy Scripture - the sacred writings of the Christian religionsHoly Scripture - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
family Bible - a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
covenant - (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
exegesis - an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
text - a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
demythologise, demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
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These consisted in a form to be filled up with the applicant's name, age, and school; a solemn declaration to be signed that he would read a set portion of Holy Scripture every night for a year; and a request for half a crown; this, it was explained, was demanded partly to prove the earnestness of the applicant's desire to become a member of the League, and partly to cover clerical expenses.
When God created our first parent in the earthly paradise, the Holy Scripture says that he infused sleep into Adam and while he slept took a rib from his left side of which he formed our mother Eve, and when Adam awoke and beheld her he said, 'This is flesh of my flesh, and bone of my bone.
Lothario then went on to say, "It seems to me, Anselmo, that thine is just now the temper of mind which is always that of the Moors, who can never be brought to see the error of their creed by quotations from the Holy Scriptures, or by reasons which depend upon the examination of the understanding or are founded upon the articles of faith, but must have examples that are palpable, easy, intelligible, capable of proof, not admitting of doubt, with mathematical demonstrations that cannot be denied, like, 'If equals be taken from equals, the remainders are equal:' and if they do not understand this in words, and indeed they do not, it has to be shown to them with the hands, and put before their eyes, and even with all this no one succeeds in convincing them of the truth of our holy religion.
He sometimes comes back drunk in the evening; but just now he passes the greater part of the evening in tears, and reads passages of Holy Scripture aloud, because our mother died five weeks ago.
They took their place beside the Holy Scriptures and the ancient classic authors, in the minds of the great students of that day.
Martin Luther translated twenty of these fables, and was urged by Melancthon to complete the whole; while Gottfried Arnold, the celebrated Lutheran theologian, and librarian to Frederick I, king of Prussia, mentions that the great Reformer valued the Fables of Aesop next after the Holy Scriptures.
During the interval of three centuries which has elapsed since the publication of this volume of Nevelet's, no book, with the exception of the Holy Scriptures, has had a wider circulation than Aesop's Fables.
Upon the whole, the controversy seems of no great importance to those who believe the Holy Scriptures sufficient to teach the way of salvation, but of whatever moment it may be thought, there are not proofs sufficient to decide it.
They pore over them on Sundays instead of studying the Holy Scriptures.
Like all village girls she was well grounded in the Holy Scriptures, and had dutifully studied the histories of Aholah and Aholibah, and knew the inferences to be drawn therefrom.
He said: 'Love of money has always been the root of all evil, just as it is stated in the Holy Scripture,' and advised people to be contented with what they have.
The students depend on Malaysian-made copies of the Holy scripture written in Braille, which come in six thick volumes.