scrip·​tur·​al ˈskrip(t)-sh(ə-)rəl How to pronounce scriptural (audio)
: of, relating to, contained in, or according to a sacred writing
especially : biblical
scripturally adverb

Examples of scriptural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boko Haram has advocated for the direct payment of the bride price to the bride, in line with more moderate scriptural interpretations that conclude that the dowry belongs to the woman. Hilary Matfess, Foreign Affairs, 17 Aug. 2016 The Catholic Church disavowed the belief in 1965 and Pope Benedict XVI declared in 2011 that there was no scriptural evidence to back of the claim. Daniel Desrochers, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 The good news is that they can be avoided in the future by making sure to check translations at their source; pressing writers to link to primary sources when possible; and placing scriptural citations from any faith into their proper theological and historical context. Yair Rosenberg, The Atlantic, 21 Jan. 2024 Lang’s compositions analyze fragments of the scriptural text in limpid vocal harmony. The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for scriptural 

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scriptural was in 1578

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“Scriptural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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scrip·​tur·​al ˈskrip-chə-rəl How to pronounce scriptural (audio)
: of, relating to, or agreeing with a sacred writing
especially : biblical
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