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,
In sections on sacred reading: analyzing the text, sacred viewing: watching the text, and sacred play: performing the text, they consider such topics as Harry Potter and the sacred text: fiction, reading, and meaning-making; Supernatural's Winchester Gospel: a fantastic Midrash; experiencing the sacred: The Hobbit as a holy text; until the end of the world: fans as messianic heroes in World of Warcraft, and Muslim women coplayers: intersecting religious, cultural, and fan identities.
And, in the absence of religious beliefs and traditions, in the unthinkably far mental distance from biblical or Talmudic narratives, it was the family lore of war stories that constituted the sacred text of the Russian Jewish experience.
AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, Lectio divina (sacred reading) has been practiced monastically for untold centuries and is a profoundly flexible way of connecting with a sacred text, being read by the text and then led into quiet compassionate communion.
The sacred text "Holy Bible" old and new testaments point out humanity as its primary priority.
Summary: The Lebanese Constitution, as is the case in every democracy, is not a sacred text like the Bible or Quran, since it carries within its articles the means and tools for it to be amended -- when the national interest deems it necessary.
"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 ( the Washington Post.
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.
Memories of the civil war are still fresh in the United States and their constitution is revered as a sacred text.
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.
Earth, Empire, and Sacred Text: Muslims and Christians as Trustees of Creation.