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Scripture, Canonicity, and Commentary
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Jains do not have a single holy book that charac­terizes their religion. Instead they have a body of holy writings or scriptures. All Jains believe that their teachings originally come from the Jinas. …

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Balbir, Nalini, “Scripture, Canonicity, and Commentary”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2020

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