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hagiographa


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hagiographa  \Ha`gi*og"ra*pha\,  n.  pl  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  (sc.?),  fr 
  ?  written  by  inspiration;  ?  sacred,  holy  +  ?  to  write.] 
  1.  The  last  of  the  three  Jewish  divisions  of  the  Old 
  Testament,  or  that  portion  not  contained  in  the  Law  and 
  the  Prophets.  It  comprises  Psalms,  Proverbs,  Job, 
  Canticles,  Ruth,  Lamentations,  Ecclesiastes,  Esther, 
  Daniel,  Ezra,  Nehemiah,  and  Chronicles. 
 
  2.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  The  lives  of  the  saints.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hagiographa 
  n  :  the  third  of  three  divisions  of  the  Hebrew  Scriptures  [syn: 
  {Hagiographa},  {Writings}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hagiographa 
  the  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  Jews 
  classified  their  sacred  books  as  the  Law,  the  Prophets,  and  the 
  Kethubim  or  Writings.  (See  {BIBLE}.) 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  (Luke  24:44)  we  find  three  corresponding 
  divisions,  viz.,  the  Law,  the  Prophets,  and  the  Psalms. 
 




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