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Religious Writing

Definition of the noun religious writing

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  1. writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of religious writing: religious text / sacred text / sacred writing
    • more generic terms: piece of writing / writing / written material = the work of a writer
    • more specific terms:
      • sacred scripture / scripture = any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
      • Christian Bible / Holy Scripture / Word of God / Good Book / Holy Writ / Scripture / Bible / Book / Word = the sacred writings of the Christian religions
      • Paralipomenon = an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
      • Testament = either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
      • evangel / Gospels / Gospel = the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
      • Synoptic Gospels / Synoptics = the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
      • prayer = a fixed text used in praying
      • service book = a book setting forth the forms of church service
      • Apocrypha = 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical
      • wisdom literature / sapiential book / wisdom book = any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
      • Pseudepigrapha = 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures
      • Talmudic literature = ancient rabbinical writings
      • Vedic literature / Veda = any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit
      • mantra = literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism
      • psalm = any sacred song used to praise the deity
    • instances:
      • Granth Sahib / Adi Granth / Granth = the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus
      • Zend-Avesta / Avesta = a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
      • Bhagavad-Gita / Bhagavadgita / Gita = the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata
      • Mahabharatam / Mahabharatum / Mahabharata = a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
      • Pentateuch / Torah / Laws = the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
      • Torah = the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition
      • Hebrew Scripture / Tanach / Tanakh = the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
      • Prophets / Nebiim = the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
      • Hagiographa / Writings / Ketubim = the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
      • Book of Mormon = a sacred text revealed to Joseph Smith in 1830 by an ancient prophet Mormon
      • al-Qur'an / Koran / Quran / Book = the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
      • Gemara = the second part of the Talmud consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishna
      • Mishnah / Mishna = the first part of the Talmud
      • Upanishad = a later sacred text of Hinduism of a mystical nature dealing with metaphysical questions
      • Psalm = one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament

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Google previewA Dictionary (1883)

Burmese and English by Adoniram Judson

a religious writing or book; any writing or book treating of art or science, odj&sou ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Burmese and English (1852)

by A. Judson

a religious writing or book ; any writing or book treating of art or science, oqjSj eat c88, — v. to take ...

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