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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scripture  \Scrip"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [L.  scriptura,  fr  scribere 
  scriptum  to  write:  cf  OF  escripture,  escriture  F. 
  ['e]criture.  See  {Scribe}.] 
  1.  Anything  written;  a  writing;  a  document;  an  inscription. 
  I  have  put  it  in  scripture  and  in  remembrance. 
  Then  the  Lord  of  Manny  read  the  scripture  on  the 
  tomb,  the  which  was  in  Latin.  --Ld.  Berners 
  2.  The  books  of  the  Old  and  the  new  Testament,  or  of  either 
  of  them  the  Bible;  --  used  by  way  of  eminence  or 
  distinction,  and  chiefly  in  the  plural. 
  There  is  not  any  action  a  man  ought  to  do  or  to 
  forbear,  but  the  Scripture  will  give  him  a  clear 
  precept  or  prohibition  for  it  --South. 
  Compared  with  the  knowledge  which  the  Scripteres 
  contain,  every  other  subject  of  human  inquiry  is 
  vanity.  --Buckminster. 
  3.  A  passage  from  the  Bible;;  a  text. 
  The  devil  can  eite  Scripture  for  his  purpose. 
  Hanging  by  the  twined  thread  of  one  doubtful 
  Scripture.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  sacred  writings  of  the  Christian  religion;  "he  went  to 
  carry  the  Word  to  the  heathen"  [syn:  {Bible},  {bible},  {Good 
  Book},  {Holy  Scripture},  {Holy  Writ},  {Scripture},  {Word 
  of  God},  {Word}] 
  2:  any  writing  that  is  regarded  as  sacred  by  a  religious  group 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  invariably  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  he  raised  up  men  to  commit 
  to  writing  in  an  infallible  record  the  revelation  he  gave  The 
  "Scripture,"  or  collection  of  sacred  writings,  was  thus  enlarged 
  from  time  to  time  as  God  saw  necessary.  We  have  now  a  completed 
  "Scripture,"  consisting  of  the  Old  and  New  Testaments.  The  Old 
  Testament  canon  in  the  time  of  our  Lord  was  precisely  the  same 
  as  that  which  we  now  possess  under  that  name  He  placed  the  seal 
  of  his  own  authority  on  this  collection  of  writings,  as  all 
  equally  given  by  inspiration  (Matt.  5:17;  7:12;  22:40;  Luke 
  16:29,  31).  (See  {BIBLE};  {CANON}.) 

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