sacred writing

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Noun1.sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deitysacred writing - 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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The burning wind spoken of in the sacred writings, I take to be that which the natives term arur, and the Arabs uri, which blowing in the spring, brings with it so excessive a heat, that the whole country seems a burning oven; so that there is no travelling here in this dreadful season, nor is this the only danger to which the unhappy passenger is exposed in these uncomfortable regions.
"We are of those who believe in those sacred writings, drawn in Egyptian letters on plates of beaten gold, which were handed unto the holy Joseph Smith at Palmyra.
It tells the story of Exodus when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery and this Haggadah provides a new way of experiencing the original sacred writing. The new translation from Nathan Englander accompanies lovely illustrations by Israeli typographic artist Oded Ezer, paired with interpretive essays and commentary from leading Jewish writers and thinkers.
Boyle regards sacred writing and secular literature as mirroring one another, albeit imperfectly.
Any God or sacred writing that presents humans as foes to others for not believing in Him/it should be removed.
Tensions over the siting of the Islamic mosque in New York and the threat to burn the Quran, Islam's holiest sacred writing, have already generated demonstrations in the Middle East, some of which resulted in injuries and at least one death.
For this volume, the 1500 books are divided into five sections: Drama, Mythology, Poetry, and Sacred Writing; Fiction; Biography and History; Nonfiction; and Seniors Look Back.
Moreover, the Founders would not name in the Constitution any God, prophet, sacred writing, ritual or religious organization.
In the Bavli Talmud the rabbis discuss whether or not the Torah, or any other sacred writing, can be translated into the languages of the "goyim" (Hebrew for nations, generally referring to nations other than Israel) and have that translation continue to retain the qualities that make the text sacred.
Among the topics they discuss are meaning making, value conflicts that occur in treatment, ethical issues and biases, problematic spirituality, recognizing and tuning into the sacred aspects of clients' lives, prayer, forgiveness, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, sacred writing and texts, spiritual journaling, and training issues.
Some people, she said, might have an open Bible or other sacred writing from which they would read each time they visit the sacred space.
(The impact of this interpretation is somewhat dissipated by Robinson's earlier admission that he had found only two other ancient texts that seem to express anxiety about the translation of sacred writing.) This leads (via rapid excursions into the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Herodotus, Plato, Freud's notion of taboo in terms of obsessional behaviour, William Burroughs, Fredric Jameson, and Lacan, to name but a few) to a call for a wholesale rejection of contemporary translation practices in favour of some kind of 'holistic transformative experience' (p.