Share this entry

Share this page

scripture

Line breaks: scrip|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈskrɪptʃə
 
/

Definition of scripture in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1 (also scriptures) The sacred writings of Christianity contained in the Bible: passages of scripture the fundamental teachings of the scriptures
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
sacred text, Holy Writ, the Bible, the Holy Bible, the Gospel, the Good Book, the Word of God, the Book of Books
1.1The sacred writings of a religion other than Christianity.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of scripture in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure