Scripture

   Invariably in the New Testament denotes that definite collection of sacred books, regarded as given by inspiration of God, which we usually call the Old Testament (2 Tim. 3:15, 16; John 20:9; Gal. 3:22; 2 Pet. 1:20). It was God's purpose thus to perpetuate his revealed will. From time to time he raised up men to commit to writing in an infallible record the revelation he gave. The "Scripture," or collection of sacred writings, was thus enlarged from time to time as God saw necessary. We have now a completed "Scripture," consisting of the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament canon in the time of our Lord was precisely the same as that which we now possess under that name. He placed the seal of his own authority on this collection of writings, as all equally given by inspiration (Matt. 5:17; 7:12; 22:40; Luke 16:29, 31). (See Bible; Canon.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Scripture — • Sacred Scripture is one of the several names denoting the inspired writings which make up the Old and New Testament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scripture     Scripture    …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Scripture — Scrip ture (?; 135), n. [L. scriptura, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F. [ e]criture. See {Scribe}.] 1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription. [1913 Webster] I have put it in scripture and in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scripture — [skrip′chər] n. [ME < L scriptura, a writing, in LL(Ec), a Scripture, passage of Scripture < scriptus: see SCRIPT1] 1. Obs. anything written 2. [S ] a Bible passage 3. a) any sacred writing or books b) any …   English World dictionary

  • scripture — (n.) c.1300, a writing, an act of writing, especially the sacred writings of the Bible, from L.L. scriptura the writings contained in the Bible, a passage from the Bible, from L. scriptura a writing, character, inscription, from scriptus, pp. of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • scripture — (also scriptures) ► NOUN 1) the sacred writings of Christianity contained in the Bible. 2) the sacred writings of another religion. ORIGIN Latin scriptura writings , from scribere write …   English terms dictionary

  • Scripture — /skrip cheuhr/, n. 1. Often, Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture, Holy Scriptures. the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together. 2. (often l.c.) any writing or book, esp. when of a sacred or religious nature. 3. (sometimes …   Universalium

  • scripture — UK [ˈskrɪptʃə(r)] / US [ˈskrɪptʃər] noun Word forms scripture : singular scripture plural scriptures 1) a) scripture or Scripture [uncountable] the Bible b) the study of the Bible 2) [countable/uncountable] the holy writings of any religion the… …   English dictionary

  • scripture — noun (often scriptures) ADJECTIVE ▪ holy, sacred ▪ the sacred scripture of the Buddhists ▪ ancient ▪ Buddhist, Christian …   Collocations dictionary

  • scripture — From the Latin for ‘writing’. In Judaism the term ‘scripture’ was eventually restricted to those books in the OT which were recognized as canonical, though the content of the canon was disputed. Christians used the Greek OT and this was… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • scripture — scrip|ture [ˈskrıptʃə US ər] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: scriptura something written , from scribere; SCRIBE] 1.) Scripture[U] also the (Holy) Scriptures the Bible ▪ the way God is portrayed in Scripture 2.) [U …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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