What is another word for holy writ?

Pronunciation: [hˈə͡ʊli ɹˈɪt] (IPA)

"Holy writ" is a phrase that is used to refer to religious texts that are considered sacred by particular faiths. There are various synonyms that can be used to refer to such texts, including "sacred scriptures," "canon," "holy books," "divine texts," "religious writings," and "sacred texts." These terms are used by different religions to describe their holy texts. In Christianity, the Holy Bible is considered the holy writ, while in Islam, the Quran is the holy book. Each religion has its own set of sacred texts that are considered holy writ, and the synonym used to describe them varies depending on the faith.

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Famous quotes with Holy writ

  • And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
    William Shakespeare
  • According to some of the pious writers of antiquity, they made large fires, which might be seen at a great distance, upon the vigil of this saint [John], in token that he was said in holy writ to be "a shining light." Others, agreeing with this, add also, these fires were made to drive away the dragons and evil spirits hovering in the air; and one of them gravely says, in some countries they burned bones, which was called a bone-fire; for "the dragons hattyd nothyng mor than the styncke of brenyng bonys." This, says another, , they have from the heathens. The author last cited laments the abuses committed upon thes occasions. "this vigil," says he, "ought to be held with cheerfulness and piety, but not with such merriment as is shewn by the profane lovers of this world, who make great fires in the streets, and indulge themselves with filthy and unlawful games, to which they add glotony and drunkenness, and the commission of many other shameful indecencies."
    Joseph Strutt
  • Full of great changes My three and fifty years have been. I commented on the holy writ - a heavy sin That echoes to the skies. Now I will sail on the lake of lotus blooms And break into the skies within the water.
    Tetsugen Doko

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