Ten Commandments


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Ten Commandments

pl.n. Bible
The ten injunctions given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, serving as the basis of Mosaic Law.

Ten Commandments

pl n
(Bible) the Ten Commandments Old Testament the commandments summarizing the basic obligations of man towards God and his fellow men, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai engraved on two tables of stone (Exodus 20:1–17). Also known as: the Decalogue

Ten′ Command′ments


n.pl.
the precepts spoken by God to Israel, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai; the Decalogue.
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He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
Borckman was on his way for another nip, after having thickly threatened to knock seven bells and the ten commandments out of the black at the wheel for faulty steering, when Jerry appeared before him and blocked the way to his desire.
the old gentlemen, not in the least knowing what point of the ceremony we had arrived at, stood most amiably beaming at the ten commandments.
Greek, Turkish and Armenian morals consist only in attending church regularly on the appointed Sabbaths, and in breaking the ten commandments all the balance of the week.
I do not know if all matter will be found to be made of one element, as oxygen or hydrogen, at last, but the world of manners and actions is wrought of one stuff, and begin where we will we are pretty sure in a short space to be mumbling our ten commandments.
And a deal sooner I would,' says Fletcher; `for what's more against one's stomach than a man coming and making himself bad company with his religion, and giving out as the Ten Commandments are not enough for him, and all the while he's worse than half the men at the tread-mill?
The ten commandments in every stroke of the pen, and the moral law all over the page.
Among their topics are whether the Ten Commandments in the Medieval schools represented conformity or diversity, loving neighbor before God: the First Commandment in early modern lyric poetry, the Ten Commandments and pastoral care in late-Medieval and Early Modern Europe: an inquiry into expectation and outcomes, Latin mnemonic verses combining the Ten Commandments with the Ten Plagues of Egypt transmitted in late Medieval Bohemia, and man and God: the first three commandments in the Polish Catholic catechisms of the 1560s-1570s.
State lawmakers last year approved a law requiring the state to allow a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.
In order that they may understand and appreciate the basic principles of the American system of government, the people of the United States of America and of the State of Arkansas need to identify the Ten Commandments, one of many sources, as influencing the development of what has become modern law," intoned legislation authorizing placement of a Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol in Little Rock.
But the presence of the Ten Commandments reminds us that we also share a deep historical preoccupation with human obligations.
The second section includes three reflections on the Decalogue in relationship to contemporary society, treating the law "as gift," examining the relationship between biblical law and the origins of democracy, and asking whether the Ten Commandments should be mounted in the public realm (No, says ethicist Nancy Duff).