Definition of scripture in English:


Line breaks: scrip|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈskrɪptʃə


[mass noun]
  • 1 (also scriptures) The 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.
    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.
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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.


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

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