Writings, Sacred

Writings, Sacred

Avesta
book of teachings of Zoroaster. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 97]
Bhagavad-Gita
part of Mahabharata: most important Hindu scripture. [Hindu Rel.: Parrinder, 43]
Book of Mormon
supplementary bible of the Latter-Day Saints. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 455]
Book of the Dead
instructions for the Art of Dying. [Ancient Egypt. Rel.: Parrinder, 49]
Dead Sea Scrolls
papyrus scrolls containing texts of Old Testament, found in 1947. [Mid-East Hist.: NCE, 729]
Eddas
bible of ancient Scandinavian religion; two separate collections. [Norse Lit.: Jobes, 490; Parrinder, 87]
Granth Sahib
or Adi Granth bible of the Sikhs. [Indian Religion: Collier’s, XVII, 304]
Holy Bible
name for book containing the Christian Scriptures. [Christianity: NCE, 291]
Koran (Quran)
the sacred book of Islam. [Islam: NCE, 1496]
Mahabharata
long Sanskrit epic poem on theology and morals. [Indian Lit.: Mahabharata]
Popul Vuh
“Book of the People”, sacred book of certain Mayan tribes. [Mayan Religion: NCE 2191]
Talmud
Jewish civil and religious law, including the Mishna. [Judaism: Payton, 661]
Torah
the Penteteuch, especially in the form of the hand-written scroll always present in the synagogue. [Jew. Hist.: Benét, 1017]
Tripitaka
the ethical and doctrinal teachings of Buddha. [Buddhism: Haydn & Fuller, 759]
Vedas,
the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. [Hinduism: NCE, 2870]
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Brown, the scriptural trilogy points out that these writings, sacred to the family of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, are all related, telling many of the same stories but from differing perspectives.