Hagiographa Ha`gi*og"ra*pha (h[a^]`g[-e]*[o^]g"r[.a]*f[.a] or h[=a]`j[i^]*[o^]g"r[.a]*f[.a]), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. "agio`grafa (sc. bibli`a), fr. "agio`grafos written by inspiration; "a`gios sacred, holy + gra`fein to write.] 1. The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, comprising Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles, or that portion of the Old Testament not contained in the Law ({Tora}) and the Prophets ({Nevi'im}) -- it is also called in Hebrew the {Ketuvim}. Together with the Tora and Nevi'im, it comprises the Hebrew Bible, which is called in Hebrew the {Tanach}, a vocalization of the first letters of its three parts. [1913 Webster + RP]

2. (R. C. Ch.) The lives of the saints. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ketuvim — ( he. כְּתוּבִים, writings ) is the third and final section of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), after Torah and Nevi im. In English translations of the Hebrew Bible, this section is usually entitled Writings or Hagiographa. In the Jewish textual… …   Wikipedia

  • Ketuvim — Los Ketuvim (del hebreo כְּתוּבִים, «Escritos») es la tercera de las tres partes en que se divide el Tanaj (la Biblia hebrea, lo que los cristianos conocen como el Antiguo Testamento ; luego de la Torá o Pentateuco, y de los Nevi im. tanaj… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ketuvim — Seph. /keuh tooh veem /; Ashk., Eng. /keuh tooh vim/, n. Hebrew. the Hagiographa. Also, Ketubim. Cf. Tanach. [kathubhim lit., writings] * * * ▪ biblical literature (Hebrew), English  Writings , Greek  Hagiographa        the third division of the… …   Universalium

  • Ketuvim — Die Ketuvim (auch: Ketubim, Ketuwim, hebräisch: ‏כְּתוּבִים‎ die Schriften) sind der dritte Teil des Tanach neben Tora (Weisung) und Nevi im (Propheten). Sie umfassen Psalmen Buch der Sprichwörter Buch Ijob die fünf Megillot: Buch Rut, Hohelied,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ketuvim — Ketouvim Torah | Nevi im | Ketouvim Livres des Ketouvim Trois Livres Poétiques Psaumes Proverbes Job L …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ketuvim — noun A subdivision of the Hebrew Testament (Tanakh) that is known in English, as The Writings. It is composed of Songs (Psalms, and Song of Solomon), Proverbs, and 8 other books of the bible that were written near the close of the canon. These… …   Wiktionary

  • Ketuvim — Seph. /keuh tooh veem /; Ashk., Eng. /keuh tooh vim/, n. Hebrew. the Hagiographa. Also, Ketubim. Cf. Tanach. [kathubhim lit., writings] …   Useful english dictionary

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Tanakh — For the musical collective, see Tanakh (band). See also: Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Septuagint, Targum, and Peshitta Part of a series on …   Wikipedia

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