Mosaic Law


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Mosaic Law

n.
The ancient law of the Hebrews, contained in the Pentateuch and traditionally believed to have been revealed by God to Moses. Also called Law of Moses.

Mosaic law

(məʊˈzeɪɪk)
n
(Bible) Old Testament the laws of the Hebrews ascribed to Moses and contained in the Pentateuch

Mosa′ic Law′


n.
the ancient law of the Hebrews; the Law of Moses.
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Noun1.Mosaic law - 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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Breakfast over, Aunt Polly had family worship: it began with a prayer built from the ground up of solid courses of Scriptural quotations, welded together with a thin mortar of originality; and from the summit of this she delivered a grim chapter of the Mosaic Law, as from Sinai.
There were misshapen bullets and stained knives that had taken human life; there were lithe, lean ropes which had retaliated after the live letter of the Mosaic law.
The Ten Commandments or the Mosaic Law were received here.
The Pharisees and scribes tried to trap Jesus into rejecting the Mosaic law which commanded the stoning of an adulteress.
When Jesus gave Peter the "power of the keys," he was delegitimizing the religious elite who claimed the exclusive right to interpret the Mosaic Law.
In a slight revision of his 2014 doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford, Cudworth shows how the author of Chronicles assesses each king primarily on the basis of his faithfulness to the temple cult, rather than by his adherence to the Mosaic law, as most previous scholars have assumed.
Although some bureaucrats suggested that Mosaic Law preserved cultural freedoms, Stein argues that it euphemized a "negative legal identity" (p.
Nevertheless, not a few critics have thought that Thomas is going too far when he says that there exists a natural analogue for the divinely revealed Mosaic law, and that he goes too far precisely because of his faith.
Mosaic law was, so the experts said, the only constitution recognized by Jews, and so it should be feared, in the way modern critics of Islam fear Shariah law.
Paul is principally concerned with the controversy surrounding Gentile Christians and the Mosaic Law during the Apostolic Age.
But he also sees himself transcending the tradition as in the Sermon on the Mount when he quotes the Mosaic Law but then stretches it to include love for enemies.
Therefore, Antiquitates Judaicae describes the mere crafting of iconography as a violation of the Mosaic law, regardless of the function or placement of such images.