Writings, Sacred

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707. Writings, Sacred

  1. Avesta book of teachings of Zoroaster. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 97]
  2. Bhagavad-Gita part of Mahabharata : most important Hindu scripture. [Hindu Rel.: Parrinder, 43]
  3. Book of Mormon supplementary bible of the Latter-Day Saints. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 455]
  4. Book of the Dead instructions for the Art of Dying. [Ancient Egypt. Rel.: Parrinder, 49]
  5. Dead Sea Scrolls papyrus scrolls containing texts of Old Testament, found in 1947. [Mid-East Hist.: NCE, 729]
  6. Eddas bible of ancient Scandinavian religion; two separate collections. [Norse Lit.: Jobes, 490; Parrinder, 87]
  7. Granth Sahib , or Adi Granth bible of the Sikhs. [Indian Religion: Colliers, XVII, 304]
  8. Holy Bible name for book containing the Christian Scriptures. [Christianity: NCE, 291]
  9. Koran (Quran) the sacred book of Islam. [Islam: NCE, 1496]
  10. Mahabharata long Sanskrit epic poem on theology and morals. [Indian Lit.: Mahabharata ]
  11. Popul Vuh Book of the People, sacred book of certain Mayan tribes. [Mayan Religion: NCE, 2191]
  12. Talmud Jewish civil and religious law, including the Mishna. [Judaism: Payton, 661]
  13. Torah the Penteteuch, especially in the form of the hand-written scroll always present in the synagogue. [Jew. Hist.: Benét, 1017]
  14. Tripitaka the ethical and doctrinal teachings of Buddha. [Buddhism: Haydn & Fuller, 759]
  15. Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. [Hinduism: NCE, 2870]