scriptural

adjective
scrip·​tur·​al | \ ˈskrip(t)-sh(ə-)rəl How to pronounce scriptural (audio) \

Definition of scriptural

: of, relating to, contained in, or according to a sacred writing especially : biblical

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Many scholars have refuted the theory, both through scientific and genetic studies, as well as scriptural studies of the earliest treatise of mankind, the Rig Veda, that was composed during this period. Vikram Sampath, Quartz India, "The father of Hindutva believed Aryans migrated to India," 20 Aug. 2019 Belief in transubstantiation has both scriptural and patristic bases. John Hirschauer, National Review, "What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?," 10 June 2019 So flip through the pages for tiny pieces of paper that may contain more than scriptural references. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Not even the Bible is safe. Here's where experts say some kids hide their drugs," 9 Apr. 2018 Hundreds of visitors make this pilgrimage each week, with many sitting in on lectures and scriptural readings. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "The monastery amid O.C.'s mania," 16 Feb. 2018 In both religions, scriptural verses assigned for reading on the first weekend in February of 2018 mention eagles – flying, soaring, victorious. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "Does the Good Book have a good word for the Eagles?," 3 Feb. 2018 Given the unique and divisive teaching about the substantive nature of the consecrated bread and wine, Saint Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthians provided what would become the scriptural grounds for selective admission to the sacrament. John Hirschauer, National Review, "What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?," 10 June 2019 Belief in transubstantiation has both scriptural and patristic bases. John Hirschauer, National Review, "What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?," 10 June 2019 The adoration of the Harry Potter books, like the nearly scriptural status of the Star Wars movies, involves more than just fandom. Adam Kirsch, WSJ, "The Way We Read Now," 3 Aug. 2018

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1578, in the meaning defined above

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