Hagiographa , (Gr. Hagiographa 0800260 sacred, and Hagiographa 0800261 to write), or Holy Writings (in Hebrew, Ketu-bim, writings), the name given by the Jews to their third division of the Old Testament Scriptures. There are various suppositions concerning the earliest arrangement of this division by the Jews, founded on contradictory statements in Jose-phus, Philo, Jerome, the Talmud, etc, including a passage of Luke (xxiv. 44): "the things written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms." According to the arrangement now general among the Jews, the Hagiographa includes three divisions : 1, the Psalms, Proverbs, and Job; 2, the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther; 3, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and the Chronicles. These books probably received the name of "Hagio-grapha," or "Holy Writings," because, though not written by Moses, or any of the prophets, strictly so called, they were nevertheless regarded as inspired.