In some translations of The Bible, oracle, from the Latin word oraculum, meaning to speak (oral and orator are derived from the same word) is used to translate the original Hebrew word of the Scriptures which means speak or word. In the Old Testament, where it was used singularly, it referred either to the Most Holy Place of the Temple, or the Word of God. In the New Testament, oracle is used in a plural form to translate the original Greek word log-ee-on (to which Logos is related), which means words or utterances of God.

The Most Holy Place

In the Temple (see Temples):

The Word Of God

New Testament References

Fact Finder: Did the Christian apostle Paul say that the Jews were entrusted with the oracles (or words, as some translations have it) of God?
Romans 3:1-2

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