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Hagiographa

Hagiographa

the holy writings, a term which came early into use in the Christian church to denote the third division of the Old Testament scriptures, called by the Jews Kethubim, i.e., "Writings." It consisted of five books, viz., Job, Proverbs, and Psalms, and the two books of Chronicles. The ancient Jews classified their sacred books as the Law, the Prophets, and the Kethubim, or Writings. (See BIBLE .)

In the New Testament ( Luke 24:44 ) we find three corresponding divisions, viz., the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Hagiographa". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

HAGIOGRAPHA

hag-i-og'-ra-fa.

See BIBLE; CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HAGIOGRAPHA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.