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The writings collected in the Bible.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Scripture. Name given to the holy writings of any religious group. These are usually gathered into an authorized collection or canon to which final appeal in religious questions is made. Scriptural writings comprise a large portion of the world’s great literature. Different religions define the authority
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Scripture [Gk. (hē) graphḗ]; NEB also “what (the prophets) wrote,” TEXT, etc.; [tó gegramménon (pf pass part of gráphō—‘write’)] (Lk. 22:37); AV “this that is written”; [anágnōsis] (“public reading of Scripture,” 1 Tim. 4:13); AV READING. A term used by the English versions of the NT to denote
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Scripture, Scriptures
SCRIPTURE, SCRIPTURES The holy writings of Judaism and Christianity. Jews recognize 39 books as comprising their Scriptures. Christians recognize these same Jewish writings—categorized as Torah (Law), Prophets, and Writings—as Scripture, along with the four Gospels, 21 Epistles, the book of Acts, and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
scripture (from the Lat., “writing”), a document or collection of documents containing material that is highly esteemed in a religious community accepting the document(s). Greeks, Romans, Persians, and Egyptians all preserved and valued written documents such as hymns, oracles, myths, and revelations.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SCRIPTURE. The term “scripture” is derived from Lat. scriptura, “a writing,” and is used to render the Gr. graphē See Bible. A “. writing, thing written,” or (in one case, Dan 10:21) the Heb. ktāb. Almost invariably this word occurs with the definite article “the” (thus: “the scripture”—hē graphē,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SCRIPTURE (Heb. kātûb, “written”; Gk. graphē, “document”). It is not till the return from the captivity that the word meets us with any distinctive force. In the earlier books we read of the law, the book of the law. In Ex. 32:16 the commandments written on the tablets of testimony are said to be
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
ScriptureThe doctrine of Scripture has been prominent in the Reformed faith. Scripture is one aspect of the “Word of God”; and the medium through which God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ is made present by the witness of the Holy Spirit.Reformed confessions. Over against sixteenth century Roman
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Scriptureinvariably 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
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Scripturescripture (from the Lat., ‘writing’), a document or collection of documents containing material that is highly esteemed in the religious community accepting the document(s). Such documents do not stand by themselves but are preserved and interpreted within ongoing religious communities that
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Lying in Scripture
Lying in Scripture. The Scriptures teach that God is truth (Deut. 32:4) and that it is impossible for him to lie (Heb. 6:18). God commands us not to lie (Exod. 20:16) and warns that he will severely punish liars (Rev. 21:8). However, there are many instances where God appears to bless lying. Bible critics
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SCRIPTURE — the Old and New Testaments, which make up the Bible, God’s written Word. God gave to the world His living Word, Jesus Christ, and His written Word, the Scriptures. Although the Bible was written by prophets and apostles, the Bible originated not with their wills, but with God’s (2 Pet. 1:20–21).
Key passages
Jos 23:6

Be very strong to observe carefully all that is written in the scroll of the law of Moses so as not to turn aside from it, to the right or left,

Ps 119:130

The unfolding of your words gives light, giving understanding to the simple.

Mt 5:17–19

“Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy them but to fulfill them. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one tiny letter or one stroke of a letter will pass …

1 Ti 4:13

Until I come, pay attention to the public reading, to exhortation, to teaching.

2 Ti 3:14–17

But you continue in the things which you have learned and are convinced of, because you know from whom you learned them, and that from childhood you have known the holy writings that are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and …

Heb 4:12–13

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, both joints and marrow, and able to judge the reflections and thoughts of the heart. And no creature is hidden in the sight of him, but all things are naked …

2 Pe 3:15–16

And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him, as he does also in all his letters, speaking in them about these things, in which there are some things hard to understand, which the ignorant and …

See also
Dt 31:14–29; Jos 1:1–9; Jos 8:30–35; Jos 23:1–24:28; 2 Ki 22:3–23:25; 2 Ch 17:1–19; 2 Ch 23:12–21; 2 Ch 25:1–4; 2 Ch 31:1–21; 2 Ch 34:8–33; Ezr 3:1–7; Ezr 6:13–18; Ezr 7:11–28; Ne 8:1–9:21; Ne 13:1–3; Ps 1:1–6; Ps 19:1–14; Ps 33:1–22; Ps 119:1–176; Pr 22:17–21; Pr 30:1–9; Is 34:1–17; Je 25:1–14; Je 30:1–24; Je 36:1–32; Je 45:1–5; Je 51:59–64; Da 7:1–8; Da 9:1–19; Da 10:10–11:4; Na 1:1; Mt 1:18–3:6; Mt 4:1–11; Mt 5:17–48; Mt 8:14–17; Mt 9:10–13; Mt 11:2–15; Mt 12:1–8; Mt 12:14–21; Mt 13:1–23; Mt 15:1–20; Mt 19:1–26; Mt 21:12–17; Mt 21:33–46; Mt 22:23–46; Mt 24:4–26; Mt 26:20–25; Mt 26:30–35; Mt 26:47–56; Mt 27:45–50; Mk 1:1–8; Mk 4:1–20; Mk 7:1–23; Mk 9:1–13; Mk 10:1–12; Mk 11:15–19; Mk 12:1–12; Mk 12:18–37; Mk 14:17–21; Mk 14:26–31; Mk 14:43–52; Mk 15:24–41; Lk 2:21–24; Lk 3:1–20; Lk 4:1–13; Lk 4:16–30; Lk 7:24–30; Lk 11:29–32; Lk 11:45–54; Lk 13:31–35; Lk 16:14–17; Lk 16:19–31; Lk 17:20–37; Lk 18:31–34; Lk 19:45–48; Lk 20:9–18; Lk 20:27–47; Lk 21:20–24; Lk 22:35–38; Lk 24:13–32; Lk 24:44–48; Jn 1:19–28; Jn 1:43–51; Jn 2:13–25; Jn 5:39–47; Jn 6:22–59; Jn 7:37–52; Jn 8:48–59; Jn 10:22–42; Jn 12:12–20; Jn 13:1–20; Jn 15:18–25; Jn 17:6–19; Jn 19:17–37; Jn 20:1–10; Jn 20:30–31; Jn 21:24–25; Ac 1:15–26; Ac 2:14–39; Ac 3:11–26; Ac 4:23–31; Ac 7:1–50; Ac 8:26–40; Ac 10:34–43; Ac 13:13–52; Ac 15:6–21; Ac 17:1–4; Ac 17:10–15; Ac 18:24–28; Ac 22:30–23:10; Ac 24:10–21; Ac 26:19–23; Ac 28:17–31; Ro 1:1–7; Ro 1:16–17; Ro 2:17–24; Ro 3:1–26; Ro 4:1–8; Ro 4:13–25; Ro 7:7–12; Ro 8:31–39; Ro 9:6–11:36; Ro 12:9–21; Ro 13:8–10; Ro 14:1–13; Ro 15:1–21; 1 Co 1:18–31; 1 Co 2:6–16; 1 Co 3:18–23; 1 Co 4:6–13; 1 Co 6:12–20; 1 Co 9:1–18; 1 Co 10:1–13; 1 Co 10:23–11:1; 1 Co 14:20–25; 1 Co 15:1–11; 1 Co 15:20–34; 1 Co 15:50–58; 2 Co 3:7–4:15; 2 Co 6:1–7:1; 2 Co 8:8–15; 2 Co 9:6–15; 2 Co 10:12–18; Ga 3:1–25; Ga 4:21–31; Ga 5:7–15; Eph 4:7–16; Eph 5:22–6:4; Eph 6:10–20; 1 Ti 4:12–16; 1 Ti 5:17–25; 2 Ti 2:14–26; 2 Ti 3:10–17; Heb 1:5–14; Heb 2:5–18; Heb 3:7–15; Heb 4:1–13; Heb 5:5–11; Heb 7:1–8:6; Heb 10:5–18; Heb 10:26–39; Heb 11:4–12; Heb 11:17–29; Heb 12:3–13:6; Jas 2:1–26; Jas 4:1–6; 1 Pe 1:3–2:10; 1 Pe 3:1–6; 1 Pe 3:8–12; 1 Pe 4:12–19; 2 Pe 1:16–21; 2 Pe 3:14–18; 1 Jn 5:6–13; Jud 5–11; Re 22:18–19;