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1. Of or relating to writing; written.
2. often Scriptural Of, relating to, based on, or contained in the Scriptures.

scrip′tur·al·ly adv.


1. (Bible) (often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture
2. of or relating to writing
ˈscripturally adv


(ˈskrɪp tʃər əl)

1. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to sacred writings, esp. the Scriptures.
2. rendered in or related to writing.
[1635–45; < Late Latin]
scrip′tur•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scriptural - of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Biblescriptural - of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible; "biblical names"; "biblical Hebrew"
2.scriptural - written or relating to writing
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression


Of or relating to representation by means of writing:
مُتَعَلِّق بالكِتاب المقَدَّس
fra de hellige skrifter
kutsal kitaba ait


[ˈskrɪptʃərəl] ADJescriturario, bíblico


adjBibel-; scriptural textBibeltext m; that isn’t strictly scripturaldas entspricht nicht genau der Bibel


[ˈskrɪptʃərəl] adjscritturale


(ˈskriptʃə) noun
1. the sacred writings of a religion. Buddhist and Hindu scriptures.
2. the Bible.
ˈscriptural adjective
References in classic literature ?
There were the sober garb, the general severity of mien, the gloomy but undismayed expression, the scriptural forms of speech, and the confidence in Heaven's blessing on a righteous cause, which would have marked a band of the original Puritans, when threatened by some peril of the wilderness.
But the Snake, proud of his ancient eminence in Scriptural history, was strictly orthodox, and did not accept the scientific view.
Something of the salt sea yet lingered in old Bildad's language, heterogeneously mixed with Scriptural and domestic phrases.
And while she closed with a happy Scriptural flourish, he "hooked" a doughnut.
The girl's mind had conceived a picture of the hut, of the two peasants, of the crownless king; she had imagined the wintry forest, she had recalled the old Saxon ghost-legends, she had appreciated Alfred's courage under calamity, she had remembered his Christian education, and had shown him, with the rooted confidence of those primitive days, relying on the scriptural Jehovah for aid against the mythological Destiny.
The frown, the harsh rebuke, the frequent application of the rod, enjoined by Scriptural authority, were used, not merely in the way of punishment for actual offences, but as a wholesome regimen for the growth and promotion of all childish virtues.
Sometimes these unwieldy animals were seen moving in long procession across the silent landscape; at other times they were scattered about, singly or in groups, on the broad, enameled prairies and green acclivities, some cropping the rich pasturage, others reclining amidst the flowery herbage; the whole scene realizing in a manner the old Scriptural descriptions of the vast pastoral countries of the Orient, with "cattle upon a thousand hills."
At first I could only afford to feed them upon mice (which are cheap), but they fulfilled the scriptural injunction at so marvellous a rate, that I at length considered it my best policy to be liberal, and so indulged them in oysters and turtle.
Again, too, dreams of the little scholar; of the roof opening, and a column of bright faces, rising far away into the sky, as she had seen in some old scriptural picture once, and looking down on her, asleep.
The wall over the fireplace was adorned with some very brilliant scriptural prints, and a portrait of General Washington, drawn and colored in a manner which would certainly have astonished that hero, if ever he happened to meet with its like.
Notwithstanding the existence of wedlock among the Typees, the Scriptural injunction to increase and multiply seems to be but indifferently attended to.
Its plausibility is marred a little by the fact that the Oracle was not a biblical student, and did not spend much of his time instructing himself about Scriptural localities.--They say the Oracle complains, in this hot weather, lately, that the only beverage in the ship that is passable, is the butter.