religious text

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Noun1.religious text - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deityreligious 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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Summary: Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday decided to bring an amendment to Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make sacrilege of all religious text punishable with life imprisonment.
Associating religious text with animals is highly offensive in Islam.
Hosted by the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School, the conference broadly approached the question of transgender identity in religious text and experience.
Common practice is to use a Bible, some other religious text or the US Constitution when taking the oath.
The Qur'an, the main religious text of Islam, is the word of Allah, and Hadiths are the sayings and statements of Prophet Muhammad that are regarded as important tools for understanding the Qur'an.
In a society where corruption is rampant and crime graph against women is rising what is required is inculcation of human, ethical and moral values common to all religions by taking examples from various religious traditions instead imposing the study of a particular religious text on all students.
The Guru Granth Sahib is the central religious text of Sikhism, considered by Sikhs to be their eleventh Guru and the final sovereign authority of the religion after the passing away of their 10th leader Guru Gobind Singhji.
Lecturer Steven Conlon said: "Everyone has a right to their religious beliefs but the selective interpretation of religious text and its use as a language of hate has no place in society.
According to the Hadith (a Muslim religious text of Mohammed's sayings and practices), a Jewish woman in the Jewish town of Khaibar gave Muhammad poisoned meat which killed him three years later.
The hotel is one of the first to replace a religious text, Gideon's Bible, with the preloaded digital device.
Dean of Durham Cathedral, Reverend Michael Sadgrove, said the gospel was a great companion to the region's other great religious text, the Lindisfarne Gospel.

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