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Hagiographa

[hag-ee-og-ruh-fuh, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg iˈɒg rə fə, ˌheɪ dʒi-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the third of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, variously arranged, but usually comprising the Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
Also called the Writings.
Origin
< Late Latin < Greek: sacred writings, equivalent to hagio- hagio- + -grapha, neuter plural of -graphos -graph
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Hagiographa

/ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə/
noun
1.
the third of the three main parts into which the books of the Old Testament are divided in Jewish tradition (the other two parts being the Law and the Prophets), comprising Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles Also called Writings
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Hagiographa in the Bible

the holy writings, a term which came early into use in the Christian church to denote the third division of the Old Testament scriptures, called by the Jews Kethubim, i.e., "Writings." It consisted of five books, viz., Job, Proverbs, and Psalms, and the two books of Chronicles. The ancient Jews classified their sacred books as the Law, the Prophets, and the Kethubim, or Writings. (See BIBLE.) In the New Testament (Luke 24:44) we find three corresponding divisions, viz., the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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