Law of Moses


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Law of Moses

Law of Moses

n
1. (Bible) the body of laws contained in the first five books of the Old Testament; Pentateuch
2. (Judaism) Judaism a law or body of laws derived from the Torah in accordance with interpretations (the Oral Law) traditionally believed to have been given to Moses on Mount Sinai together with the Written Law

Law′ of Mo′ses


n.
1. the ancient law of the Hebrews, ascribed to Moses and contained in the Pentateuch.
2. the Pentateuch, forming the first of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament.
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Noun1.Law of Moses - 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)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Dogs are at the best no more than verminous vagrants, self-scratchers, foul feeders, and unclean by the law of Moses and Mohammed; but a dog with whom one lives alone for at least six months in the year; a free thing, tied to you so strictly by love that without you he will not stir or exercise; a patient, temperate, humorous, wise soul, who knows your moods before you know them yourself, is not a dog under any ruling.
A talk was presented by Peter Simpson from Rochdale "The law of Moses in John's Gospel.
The final book of the Law of Moses, which functions as a hermeneutical guide for interpreting the teachings of Israel's Torah, identifies the teachings of Torah with wisdom (Deut 4:5-8).
Under the constant guidance of the Holy Spirit, his Christian community progresses step by step from being a Jewish reform movement to eventually combining both Jews and Gentiles into one church whose non-Jewish members aren't obligated to keep the Law of Moses.
This proclamation is not a selfish one; rather it makes known his deepest longing, which is to pass on the traditions and precepts handed down to him from the Law of Moses and the prophets:
After all, Paul argues, Abraham was blessed by God for his faith long before God issued his first single commandment, namely circumcision, and he lived more than four centuries before the full law of Moses was ordained, proving the irrelevance of the law to the true progeny-in-faith of the patriarch.
of the Law, because all should acknowledge that the Law of Moses in its
Maimonides astonishingly omitted creation in Foundations of the Law, despite the fact that he taught elsewhere that creation is undoubtedly a foundation (qa'ida [yes, that all-too-familiar word for "base"]) of the law of Moses our Master and second to the foundation of the unity of God.
Moses sat down in the back rows, among the youngest students, and did not understand what Rabbi Akiva was teaching--but what Rabbi Akiva was teaching was halakhah le-Moshe mi-Sinai, "a law of Moses from Sinai.
Among the examples he cites are the need to justify gentile departures from the Law of Moses or the need to shift blame for Jesus' death from Rome to the Jews.
In tonight's instalment, Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe, above, goes in search of the law of Moses.