from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sacred writing or book.
- n. A passage from such a writing or book.
- n. The sacred writings of the Bible. Often used in the plural. Also called Holy Scriptures.
- n. A statement regarded as authoritative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the Aqdas
- n. the Hebrew Tanakh
- n. the Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible.
- n. the Moslem Koran
- n. the Poetic Edda
- n. the religious text of a given religion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
- n. The books of the Old and the New Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural.
- n. A passage from the Bible; a text.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writing; anything written.
- n. An inscription or superscription; a motto or legend; the posy of a ring, or the like.
- n. [capitalized] The books of the Old and New Testaments; the Bible: used by way of eminence and distinction, and often in the plural preceded by the definite article; often also Holy Scripture. See Bible.
- n. A passage or quotation from the Scriptures; a Bible text.
- n. [capitalized] Any sacred writing or book: as, a catena of Buddhist Scriptures.
- Relating to the Bible or the Scriptures; scriptural: as, “Scripture history,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
- n. the sacred writings of the Christian religions
Williams sets the repentance of the liberal churches in the US and Canada in the context of their failure to show sensitivity to scripture and tradition: "Have we acted in such a way as to suggest that we do not believe we are under the authority of Scripture — that the Church is not the creation of the Word?"
Iniquity, especially idolatry, in Scripture is often termed "vanity."
Assume the character of a bad ( "foolish" in Scripture is synonymous with wicked, Ps 14: 1) shepherd, as before thou assumedst that of a good shepherd.
But no mention elsewhere in Scripture is made of this Egyptian Babylon, but only of the Chaldean one.
The Greek "logos" in Scripture is not used of the reason, or mind, but of the WORD; the preceding context requires that
The difficulty that they should appropriate a name branded with infamy in Scripture is met by Trench: The Antinomian Gnostics were so opposed to John as a Judaizing apostle that they would assume as a name of chiefest honor one which John branded with dishonor.
Michael, the archangel -- Nowhere in Scripture is the plural used,
This faithful portraiture of man's soul in Scripture, is the strongest proof of the truth of the latter.
In those very same years the great movement of biblical criticism was gathering force which, in the course of the nineteenth century, was to prove by stringent literary and historical methods, what qualities the documents which we know as Scripture do possess.
The tormentors of youth had gone further, and provided what they called Scripture proofs of the various assertions of the Catechism; a support of which it stood greatly in need.
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