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SCRIPTURE

This concept is derived from the Latin scripto (“I write”) to refer to texts in various world religions. Many of these scriptures are preceded by an often long period of oral transmission before assuming a written form, and they are considered sacred by believers because the scriptures are revealed to humans by a divine being. This point is true of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and ancient Vedic Hinduism. The believed divine origins of these scriptures give them authority over other forms of written works such as novels, diaries, or travelogues.