American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Bible The Ten Commandments.
- n. A fundamental set of rules having authoritative weight.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ten commandments or precepts given, according to the account in Exodus, by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.
- n. the biblical commandments of Moses
- From Ancient Greek δεκάλογος (dekalogos), from δέκα (deka, "ten") + λόγος (logos, "statement") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English decalog, from Late Latin decalogus, from Greek dekalogos : deka, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots + logos, word, pronouncement; see leg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As it turns out, the God who teaches Israel how to live in the Decalogue is the same God who delivered them from slavery in Egypt; God has already extended divine mercy to Israel as a basis for Israel trusting in God.”
“The God of the Decalogue is uniquely authoritative, cannot be fashioned after our own image (pace Feuerbach), and cannot be controlled: God is absolute, aniconic, and useless. 6 God does not exist for our use.”
“The Decalogue is the classical name of the Ten Commandments.”
“That our Saviour comprised the sum of all prayers in this form, is known to all Christians; and it is confessed that such is the perfection of this form, that it is the epitome of all things to be prayed for, as the Decalogue is the epitome of all things to be practised.”
“Leviticus is as archaic as the Code of Manu, and the Decalogue is a fossil.”
“Bodin was half way between a theist and a deist; he believed that the Decalogue was a natural law imprinted in all men's hearts and that Judaism was the nearest to being a natural religion.”
“Corresponding to the two divisions of the Decalogue are the two generic virtues which the Mosaic legislation has set as its goal, piety, and humanity, or what the rabbis called charity ([Hebrew: tsdka]).”
“His memorable speech on the Decalogue is a case in point.”
“The Decalogue should be the back-bone of a child's training: and it should be proposed on the authority of”
“Mr. Hitchens was the first speaker in a series being hosted by the Royal Ontario Museum on what the Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, mean today and how they can be made more relevant.”
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