HyperDic: sacred_text

English > 1 sense of the expression sacred text:
NOUNcommunicationsacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious textwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity
English > sacred text: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaningwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity.
Synonymssacred writing, religious writing, religious text
InstancesAdi Granth, Granth, Granth SahibThe principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus
Avesta, Zend-AvestaA collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
Bhagavad-Gita, Bhagavadgita, Gita(Hinduism) the sacred 'song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic)
Book of MormonA sacred text revealed to Joseph Smith in 1830 by an ancient prophet Mormon
GemaraThe second part of the Talmud consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishna
Hagiographa, Ketubim, WritingsThe third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an, BookThe sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
Mahabharata, Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum(Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
Mishna, MishnahThe first part of the Talmud
Prophets, NebiimThe second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
PsalmOne of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament
Tanakh, Tanach, Hebrew ScriptureThe Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
Torah, Pentateuch, LawsThe first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
TorahThe whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition
UpanishadA later sacred text of Hinduism of a mystical nature dealing with metaphysical questions
NarrowerApocrypha14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible
Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, WordThe sacred writings of the Christian religions
Gospel, Gospels, evangelThe four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
Paralipomenon(Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
Pseudepigrapha52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures
Synoptic Gospels, SynopticsThe first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
Talmudic literature(Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
TestamentEither of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
Vedic literature, Veda(from the Sanskrit word for 'knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit
mantra(Sanskrit) literally a 'sacred utterance' in Vedism
prayerA fixed text / text used in praying
psalmAny sacred song used to praise the deity
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literatureAny of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
scripture, sacred scriptureAny writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
service bookA book setting forth the forms of church service
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishsagradas escrituras, texto religioso, texto sagrado
Catalansagrades escriptures, text religiós, text sagrat

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