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Hagiographa
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The early Christian name for the “Writings” (the Kethubim) that comprise the third division of the Hebrew Bible. The three divisions of the Hebrew Bible are: The Law (Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings (the Hagiographa). The books in the Hagiographa include Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles (Song of Solomon), Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1–2 Chronicles.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
Hagiographa The early Christian name for the “Writings” (the Kethubim) that comprise the third division of the Hebrew Bible. The three divisions of the Hebrew Bible are: The Law (Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings (the Hagiographa). The books in the Hagiographa include Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hagiographa
Hagiographa hagʹeōg-rə-fə [Gk. hagiographa—‘holy writings’]. The third division of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Writings (Heb. keṯûḇîm), comprising Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 and 2 Chronicles. See Bible III.A.1,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hagiographa
Hagiographa (hag´ee-og´ruh-fuh; Gk., “sacred writings”), another name for “the Writings,” the final section of the Jewish canon, which is divided into three parts: Torah, Prophets, and Writings (Hagiographa). Jews typically use the Hebrew terms for these divisions: Torah, Nevi’im, and Ketuvim. The Hagiographa
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hagiographa
HAGIOGRAPHA (“holy writings”). Adopted from the Gr., this is an alternate name for the last of the traditional three divisions (see Lk 24:44) of the Heb. Scriptures (Ktûbɩ̂m, the Writings), comprising the books not included under the Law and the Prophets. This division was so manifestly arbitrary that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hagiographa
HagiographaThe Greek word (“sacred writings”) given by the church fathers to the books in the third division of the Hebrew Bible (Heb. kĕṯûḇɩ̂m, “Writings”). The Hagiographa include the “poetical” or wisdom books (Psalms, Proverbs, and Job), the “Five Scrolls” or Megilloth (Song of Songs, Ruth,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
Hagiographa [hăgˊĭ ŏgˊrə fə] (Gk. hagiographa “sacred writings”). † The third division of the Hebrew canon of the Old Testament, also called the Kethubim (Heb. keṯûḇîm) or Writings. The last to be accepted into the cannon, these books vary greatly in form and content, including poetry (Psalms,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
HAGIOGRAPHA The third part of the Hebrew canon of the Old Testament, after the Law and the Prophets. Also called the Writings, it is made up of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hagiographa
Hagiographa (Gk. ἁγιόγραφα, ‘sacred writings’; Heb. כְּתֻבִים, writings’). A title applied to the third division of the OT canonical Scriptures, i.e. all Books not belonging to the ‘Law’ or the ‘Prophets’. The Books comprised are Pss., Prov., Job; the five *Megilloth, i.e. Ruth, Lam., Song of Songs,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
HAGIOG´RAPHA (hag-i-ogʹra-fa; “holy writings”). A name sometimes applied to the third division of the Scriptures, called “The Writings” by the Jews and consisting of the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Ruth, Esther, Chronicles, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and Ecclesiastes. This division
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
Hagiographathe holy writings, a term which came early into use in the Christian church to denote the third division of the Old Testament scriptures, called by the Jews Kethubim, i.e., “Writings.” It consisted of five books, viz., Job, Proverbs, and Psalms, and the two books of Chronicles. The ancient
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
HagiographaHagiographa (hag-ee-ahʹgrah-fah; Gk., ‘sacred writings’), the final section of the Hebrew Bible in the tripartite arrangement attested before the rise of Christianity and maintained in Jewish versions to this day. This arrangement apparently reflects the three stages whereby the canon came
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hagiographa
HAGIOGRAPHA [HAG ee AHG ruh fuh] (holy writings) — the third division of the Hebrew Old Testament. The other two divisions are the Law and the Prophets. Also known as the Writings, the Hagiographa contained 11 books (13 in the English Bible), usually in the following order in the Hebrew Bible: Psalms,