γραφή, -ῆς, ἡ (< γράφω), [in LXX chiefly for כְּתָבH3791 ;] 1.a drawing, painting. 2.(a)writing; (b)that which is written, a writing: πᾶσα γ., II Ti 3:16; γ. ἅγιαι, Ro 1:2; προφητικαί, Ro 16:26; al αἱ γ. τ. προφητῶν, Mt 26:56; ἡ γ., αἱ γ., the sacred writings, the Scriptures (i.e. the OT; v. Milligan, NTD, 205); in pl., when the sacred writings as a whole are meant, e.g. Mt 21:4226:54, Jo 5:39, Ro 15:4; in sing., when a particular passage is referred to, as in Lk 4:21, Jo 19:24, Ro 4:39:1710:1111:2, osisRef="Jas.2.23"Ja 2:23 (Cremer, 165; DCG, ii, 584).