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Sacred text

Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. Believing that their sacred texts are wholly divine or partially inspired in origin, the faithful use titles like Word of God to denote the holy writtings. Although ancient civilizations have produced handmade texts for many millenniums, the first printed scripture for wide distribution for the masses was the The Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist scripture, printed in 868 AD.

Sacred texts for various religions and religious sects:

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