- Often Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture, Holy Scriptures. the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together.
- (often lowercase) any writing or book, especially when of a sacred or religious nature.
- (sometimes lowercase) a particular passage from the Bible; text.
Origin of Scripture
Examples from the Web for scripture
In keeping with the facade, Williams showed himself to be dedicated preacher who “knows his scripture.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
Even before there was a script for my last film, Noah, I was interested in the environmental message in scripture.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
The equivalence between comic books and Scripture is telling of how seriously canon is taken by these fans.DC Comics’ Diversity Crisis: Why the Status Quo Rules
July 20, 2014
Legendary Lovers” has her cooing at her man over sitar backing to “say my name like a scripture.‘Prism’ Review: Katy Perry Perfects the Pop Blockbuster
October 22, 2013
A bit of scripture, a prayer, something to help him get through his day.Joshua DuBois’s Daily Devotionals for Obama Are Now a Book
October 13, 2013
The hymn, the portion of Scripture, and the prayer of Brother Buster.
So, again, as Scripture asserts (as Alpakhar thinks) in Deut.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
Benedict of Spinoza
There was no need for this cause to change the text of Scripture.
Our knowledge of Scripture must then be looked for in Scripture only.
All such information should, as I have said, be contained in the "history" of Scripture.
- a sacred, solemn, or authoritative book or piece of writing
- Also called: Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, the Scriptures Christianity the Old and New Testaments
- any book or body of writings, esp when regarded as sacred by a particular religious group
Word Origin and History for scripture
early 14c., "the sacred writings of the Bible;" mid-14c., "a writing, an act of writing, written characters," from Late Latin scriptura "the writings contained in the Bible, a passage from the Bible," in classical Latin "a writing, character, inscription," from scriptus, past participle of scribere "write" (see script (n.)).