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superscription

 [soo″per-skrip´shun]
something written above; the symbol ℞ or prescription sign (“take thou”), which is the first of four chief parts of a drug prescription.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

su·per·scrip·tion

(sū'pĕr-skrip'shŭn),
The beginning of a prescription, consisting of the injunction, recipe, take, usually denoted by the sign Rx.
[L. super-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write on or over]
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superscription

(so͞o′pər-skrĭp′shən)
n.
The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞.
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su·per·scrip·tion

(sū'pĕr-skrip'shŭn)
The beginning of a prescription, consisting of the injunction recipe, (L., take), usually denoted by the sign Rx.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

su·per·scrip·tion

(sū'pĕr-skrip'shŭn)
Beginning of a prescription, consisting of injunction, recipe, take, usually denoted by sign Rx.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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She rejects von Rad's conclusion with these words: "On the contrary, if this psalm is read with the superscription, then the 'divine act of salvation' is not missing at all but is grounded in this unique discourse between God and Moses in Exodus 32" (p.
Psalm 85, like its counterparts, Psalms 47 and 49 contains the same exact superscription. Restructured, its voice is more direct and persuasive.
In NRSV, NIV, KJV, and JB, the superscription and the first verse are considered as one verse, in NJPS they are separate verses, 1 and 2.
Craigie contains an adequate introduction to the entire Psalter, to which the four introductory pages in this volume are supplementary, discussing only what is relevant to Psalms 51-100: variations in superscriptions and in the themes which are characteristic of the various types of psalm.
That revised edition also laid down sectional superscriptions, of which 6b1, 7pj2, and gal are largely free.
There are no section superscriptions, and generally less textual variation than in the Pentateuchal books; apparently the second edition here represents a less thorough revision.
Unlike the other verse love letters in this manuscript, each missive in this unique pair has the look of a real letter, for each is preceded on the page by a superscription: that part of a letter that functions, much as the address on an envelope does today, to direct the letter to its addressee.
Psalm 124 is also identified in the superscription as "A Psalm of Ascent," one of the series that extends from 120-134.
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