American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writing; anything written. (a ) A document; a deed or other record; a narrative or other matter committed to writing; a manuscript or book, or that which it contains.
- 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,”
- 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
- n. the sacred writings of the Christian religions
- From Latin scrīptūra ("a writing, scripture"), from scrīptum, the supine of scrībō ("I write"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Late Latin scrīptūra, from Latin, act of writing, from scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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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