Christian Cyclopedia

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(from Skt. veda, “knowledge”). Sacred Hindu writings of ancient India. Rig-Veda (“praise of knowledge”) is oldest of the 4 Vedas in the narrower sense; said to date from perhaps ca. 1000 BC. See also Brahmanas; Brahmanism; Sacred Literature; Shastras; Vedic Religion

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