Definition of scripture in English:

scripture

Syllabification: scrip·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈskripCHər
 
/

noun

(often Scripture or Scriptures)
  • 1The sacred writings of Christianity contained in the Bible: passages of scripture the fundamental teachings of the Scriptures
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    • It is difficult to find a Father who does not quote the Apocrypha and treat it as Scripture.
    • The terms ‘Trinity’ and ‘persons’ as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture.
    • We read in Scripture that truth is an attribute of God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14; 14:6; 17:3), and that God speaks truthfully - that is, He does not lie.
  • 1.1The sacred writings of another religion.
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    • It is standard Islamic belief that all holy scriptures except the Qur'an have been altered from their original forms over time.
    • Hindu scripture is overwhelmingly written in Sanskrit.
    • The Pauranas are called Dharma Shastras, scriptures on Dharma, how to live a righteous life.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin scriptura 'writings', from script- 'written', from the verb scribere.

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