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1. The first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible, corresponding to the Hebrew Scriptures. See Table at Bible.
2. The covenant of God with Israel as distinguished in Christianity from the dispensation of Jesus constituting the New Testament.
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(Bible) the collection of books comprising the sacred Scriptures of the Hebrews and essentially recording the history of the Hebrew people as the chosen people of God; the first part of the Christian Bible
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1. the complete Bible of the Jews, comprising the Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa, being the first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible.
2. the covenant between God and Israel on Mount Sinai, constituting the basis of the Hebrew religion. Ex. 19–24; Jer. 31:31–34; II Cor. 3:6, 14.
[1300–50; Middle English; translation of Late Latin Vetus Testamentum, translation of Greek Palaià Diathḗkē]
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|Noun||1.||Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible|
golden calf - (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly
laver - (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
Dead Sea scrolls - (Old Testament) a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s; "the Dead Sea Scrolls provide information about Judaism and the Bible around the time of Jesus"
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
Book of Genesis, Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Book of Exodus, Exodus - the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
Book of Leviticus, Leviticus - the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
Book of Numbers, Numbers - the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
Book of Joshua, Josue, Joshua - a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
Book of Judges, Judges - a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges
Book of Ruth, Ruth - a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
1 Kings, I Kings - the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
2 Kings, II Kings - the second of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
Paralipomenon - (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
1 Chronicles, I Chronicles - the first of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC
2 Chronicles, II Chronicles - the second of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC
Book of Ezra, Ezra - an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Book of Nehemiah, Nehemiah - an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Book of Esther, Esther - an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
Book of Job, Job - a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
Book of Proverbs, Proverbs - an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)
Book of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes - an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC
Canticle of Canticles, Canticles, Song of Solomon, Song of Songs - an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
Book of Jeremiah, Jeremiah - a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
Book of Lamentations, Lamentations - an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah
Book of Ezekiel, Ezechiel, Ezekiel - an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
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Gamle TestamenteNye Testamente
Old Testamentn the Old Testament → il Vecchio Testamento
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a written statement especially of what one wants to be done with one's personal property after one dies. This is his last will and testament. testament وَصِيَّه завещание testamento závěť das Testament testamente διαθήκηtestamento testament وصیت نامه testamentti testamentצוואה विधान oporuka, posljednja volja végrendelet wasiat erfðaskrá testamento 遺言 유언장 testamentas testaments bukti testamenttestamente, siste viljetestament testamento testament завещание závet oporoka testament testamente พินัยกรรม vasiyetname 遺囑 заповіт وصيت نامہ di chúc 遗嘱Old Testament, New Testament
the two main parts of the Bible. Testament العَهْد القَديم Стар Завет, Нов Завет Velho/Novo Testamento Starý zákon; Nový zákon das Alte/Neue Testament Gamle Testamente; Nye Testamente Παλαιά, Καινή ΔιαθήκηAntiguo Testamento Vana Testament, Uus Testament عهد عتیق؛ عهد جدید Vanha Testamentti, Uusi Testamentti Ancien Testament; Nouveau Testament הַתַנַ”ך הַבְּרִית הַחֲדָשָה पूर्व विधान Zavjet Ószövetség, Újszövetség Perjanjian Lama, Perjanjian Baru testamenti Vecchio/Nuovo Testamento 旧約聖書 구약, 신약 Senasis Testamentas, Naujasis Testamentas Vecā Derība, Jaunā Derība Wasiat Lama, Kitab Zabur Testament Det gamle/nye testamente Stary/Nowy Testament Velho/Novo Testamento Vechiul Testament; Noul Testament Ветхий завет; Новый завет Starý zákon; Nový zákon stara zaveza, nova zaveza Zavet Gamla (Nya) testamentet คัมภีร์ของศาสนาคริสต์ Tevrat, İncil (基督教)《舊約全書》，《新約全書》 Старий (Ветхий) Завіт; Новий Завіт, Євангеліє عہد قديم، عہد جديد، بائبل کے دو اہم اجزا kinh Cựu ước, kinh Tân ước 《旧约全书》，《新约全书》
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