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.
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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
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Ten′ Command′ments


n.pl.
the precepts spoken by God to Israel, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai; the Decalogue.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The Aseret Hadibrot (literally "ten utterances") have worked well for 3,000 years.
Attention has been focused on the differences in phraseology between the two versions of the Ten Commandments, the Aseret Hadibrot. (2) The fourth commandment, especially, has been accorded scrutiny.
The Bible actually refers to the Ten Commandments as the aseret haddevarim, "the ten things," while current Jewish sources refer to them as aseret hadibrot, or "the ten utterances." See ETZ HAYIM: TORAH AND COMMENTARY 441 (Jewish Publication Society ed., 2001) (1985) [hereinafter ETZ HAYIM].