(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Ultimate authority]
Syn. handbook, text, guidebook, manual, vade mecum, creed, accepted statement, authority, guide, unquestioned doctrine, court of final appeal, scripture, canon, the last word*, Hoyle*.
2. [Holy Scripture; capitalized ]
Syn. Scripture, the Good Book, God's word, the Word, the Scriptures, the Holy Scriptures, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Torah, the Canon, the Testaments, Sacred History, the Writings of the Apostles and Prophets, Holy Writ, the Holy Bible, the Word of God, Testament, the Book.
Famous Bibles include: Vulgate, Douay, King James or Authorized Version (KJV), Tyndale, Coverdale, Wycliffe, Revised Standard Version (RSV), Luther's, Wenzel, Mazarin, Wujek's, Gutenberg, Geneva or Breeches, Vinegar, Cicked, American or Revised, New English Bible (NEB). Other sacred texts include: Koran, Veda, Masora, Alcoran, Tripitaka, Torah, Talmud, the Analects, Book of Mormon, the Eddas.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
1. holy scriptures the Good Book, Word of God, Gospel, Old Testament, New Testament. ''That great medicine chest of humanity.''—Heinrich Heine. ''The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort.''—George Herbert. ''A window in this prison world, through which we may look into eternity.''—Timothy Dwight. ''God's chart for you to steer by.''—Henry Ward Beecher. ''Obscene stories . . . voluptuous debaucheries . . . cruel and torturous executions . . . unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half of is filled . . . it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.''— Thomas Paine.
2. guidebook manual, text, handbook, vade mecum, authority. see church, religion, god
(Books of the Bible)
Apocrypha: Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Additions to Esther, Prayer of Azariah, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, Prayer of Manassess
Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Prophets: Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Writings: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles
Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts of the Apostles, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

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