Associated with a deity; exhibiting religious importance; set apart from ordinary (i.e. "profane") things.
Also called the Hebrew Bible, those parts of the canon that are common to both Jews and Christians. The designation "Old Testament" places this part of the canon in relation to the New Testament, the part of the Bible canonical only to Christians. Because the term "Old Testament" assumes a distinctly Christian perspective, many scholars prefer to use the more neutral "Hebrew Bible," which derives from the fact that the texts of this part of the canon are written almost entirely in Hebrew.
Relating to spiritual guidance or oversight of a church community.
A corporal or personal fragment of a holy person or saint, especially revered in medieval times and associated with miraculous powers.