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Scripture

Scripture means writing in Latin. The word is mostly used to refer to the Bible or books that are considered sacred, like the Quran or Hindu scripture.

                                               

Akilattirattu Ammanai

Akilathirattu Ammanai + thirattu + ammanai), also called Thiru Edu, is the main religious book of the Southern Indian Ayyavazhi, officially a branch of Hinduism. The title is shortened as Akilam. This is the largest Ammanai work.

                                               

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is a book that Latter Day Saints believe is the word of God along with the Bible. The original English version of the Book of Mormon was published in March 1830 by a man named Joseph Smith, Jr. who claimed to be a prophet like the ones in the Old Testament. Joseph Smith said that he translated the book into English from gold plates given to him by an angel. The book claims that the language it was first written in was made from "the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians." The story contained in the Book of Mormon is a shortened version written by a man n ...

                                               

Guru Granth Sahib

The Guru Granth Sahib, also called Adi Granth, is the holy book of the religion Sikhism. It contains prayers, and hymns of Sikh religion. Sikhs believe the Guru Granth Sahib to be a living Guru, hence the Guru Granth Sahib has its own place also commonly known as Sach Khand. The name of the book is made up of three words. The first word is Guru, and a Guru in Sanskrit language means a teacher. Granth is a word of Hindi, and this means a book. The third word Sahib is a word of Urdu language and it means master. Thus, the Guru Granth Sahib means a Master Book by the Teacher. The Guru Granth ...

                                               

Meqabyan

Meqabyan, also called Ethiopic Maccabees or Ethiopian Maccabees, are three books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Old Testament Biblical canon. These books are very different in content from the books of Maccabees in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Bibles. The Maccabees described in these books are not those of the Hasmonean dynasty, and the "Five Holy Maccabean Martyrs" here do not match "Woman with seven sons", who were also called "Maccabees" and are revered throughout Orthodoxy as the "Holy Maccabean Martyrs". These books were only written in Ethiopian languages for a long time, but have recent ...

                                               

Pravachanasara

It has 275 verses in total. It consists of two books and an appendix. Book I is called "Knowledge" and has 92 verses. Book II is called "Knowable" and has 108 verses. The appendix is called "Conduct" and has 75 verses.

                                               

Sibylline Books

The Sibylline Books were a collection of prophecies in rhyme written in Greek. The legendary king of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus bought them from a Sibyl, and the prophecies used to be consulted in times when great danger happened in the history of the Roman Empire.

                                               

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching is the Chinese name of a book by a man named Laozi. Laozi was a sage and he was a record-keeper. The title can mean "The Book of the Way and its Virtue." People believe the book was written around 600 BC. It is an important text to Chinese culture. It is very important in Chinese philosophy way of thinking and religion. It is the main book for Taoism, which is both a philosophy and part of Chinese folk religion. It also influenced other philosophies in and around China.

                                               

Wordless Book

A Wordless Book is a Christian evangelistic device. Most believe that it was created by the famous London Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It is called a "book", as it is usually has pages, but it can also be shown on a single page or banner.

1 Esdras
                                               

1 Esdras

1 Esdras, Greek Ezra, is an ancient Greek version of the Biblical book of Ezra in use among ancient Jews, the early church, and many modern Christians with varying degrees of canonicity and a high historical usefulness.

                                               

Aqdas

The Aqdas is the central holy book of the Bahai Faith. It was written by Bahaullah, the founder of the Bahai Faith and it deals with various topics including ethics, prophecies and devotion.

Avesta
                                               

Avesta

Avesta is the holy book of Zoroastrianism. It is written in the Avestan language. The Avesta has also been translated into other languages including Farsi and English. The oldest portion, the Ghathas, are the religious songs composed by Zoroaster himself. Other parts of Avesta are named Yasna, Yashts, Visperad, Vendidad and Khordeh Avesta. There are two other religious texts in Zoroastrianism which are named Denkard and Ardaviraf Namak.

Dead Sea scrolls
                                               

Dead Sea scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls is about 1.000 documents. They include texts from the Hebrew Bible. They were found between 1947 and 1979 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran in the West Bank. The religious and historical texts are very important as they include practically the only known surviving copies of Biblical documents made before 100 CE. They show evidence of many different beliefs and practices within late Second Temple Judaism.

                                               

Esdras

Esdras is a Greco-Latin variation of the name of the scribe Ezra. It is found in the titles of several books, associated with the scribe, that are in or related to the Bible.

Golden plates
                                               

Golden plates

Followers of the Latter Day Saint Movement believe that Joseph Smith was visited by an angel who gave him the Golden Plates from which he translated the Book of Mormon, one of the faiths sacred texts. They were found on September 22, 1823 on Cumorah hill in Manchester, New York.

                                               

Injil

The Injil is the translation of bible to Arabic. Muslims believe the Injil is to be followed, but has corrupted over time and over the disputes of what should be in he bible and how it should be translated. Muslims believe the Quran is the true successor.

Kutub al-Sittah
                                               

Kutub al-Sittah

Kutub al-Sittah are the main hadith collections in Sunni Islam meaning the six books. They are sometimes called the Sahih Sittah. They consist of Sahi al-Bukhari, Sahi Muslim, Sunan as-Sughra, Sunan Abu Dawood, Jami al-Tirmidhi and Sunan ibn Majah. Huraira is the most quoted person in these books.

Meccan sura
                                               

Meccan sura

The Meccan suras are the suras that Muslims believe were shown to Muhammad when he was in Mecca. They are usually shorter than the Medinan suras and are usually placed after them in the Quran.

Medinan sura
                                               

Medinan sura

The Medinan suras are the suras that Muslims believe were shown to Muhammad after his journey from Mecca to Medina. They are usually longer than Meccan suras and are usually placed before them in the Quran.

Prayer of Manasseh
                                               

Prayer of Manasseh

The Prayer of Manasseh is a short work of 15 verses of the penitential prayer of the Judean king Manasseh. Manasseh is recorded in the Bible as one of the most idolatrous ; however, after having been taken captive by the Assyrians, he prays for mercy and turns from his ways of worshiping idols.

Pyramid Texts
                                               

Pyramid Texts

Pyramid Texts is the name for several religious texts, found on the wall of several pyramids of the 5th and 6th and 8th dynasties. They are the biggest corpus of Ancient Egyptian texts.

Tract
                                               

Tract

A tract, is a short literary work that is written to convince somebody of an idea or belief. Tracts are often used in politics as political propaganda, or in religion by people who want to share their religious beliefs. They are often either left for someone to find, or are given out for free.

                                               

Vision of Ezra

Vision of Ezra is the name of an ancient apocryphal text, whose authorship is associated to Ezra, the scribe. The remaining manuscripts are written in Latin and date as of the 11th century, but researches say that the original document must have been written in Greek. Just like the Greek Apocalypse of Ezra, the text shows a clearly Christian origin.