Law of Moses
Pentateuch Pen"ta*teuch, n. [L. pentateuchus, Gr. ?; ? (see {Penta-}) + ? a tool, implement, a book, akin to ? to prepare, make ready, and perh. to E. text. See {Five}, and {Text}.] The first five books of the Old Testament, collectively; -- called also the {Law of Moses}, {Book of the Law of Moses}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Law of Moses — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law of Moses — n. MOSAIC LAW …   English World dictionary

  • Law of Moses — noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah) •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Law of Moses —    Is the whole body of the Mosaic legislation (1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Ezra 3:2). It is called by way of eminence simply the Law (Heb. Torah, Deut. 1:5; 4:8, 44; 17:18, 19; 27:3, 8). As a written code it is called the book of the law of… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Law of Moses — Law′ of Mo′ses n. 1) jud the ancient law of the Hebrews, ascribed to Moses and contained in the Pentateuch 2) jud the Pentateuch, forming the first of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament …   From formal English to slang

  • Law of Moses — Law of Mo|ses, the →↑Mosaic Law …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Law of Moses — book of laws given by Moses to the people of Israel, 5 books of Moses, Torah …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Law of Moses — the Pentateuch, containing the Mosaic dispensations, or system of rules and ordinances, and forming the first of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament. Cf. Hagiographa, Prophets. * * * …   Universalium

  • Law of Moses — Date: 14th century Pentateuch, Torah …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • law of Moses —  Закон Моисеев …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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