Definition of Decalogue

1. Noun. The biblical commandments of Moses.

Exact synonyms: Ten Commandments
Generic synonyms: Commandment

Definition of Decalogue

1. n. The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.

Definition of Decalogue

1. Proper noun. A synonym for the Ten Commandments. ¹

2. Noun. Any set of rules that have the weight of authority ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of Decalogue) ¹

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Definition of Decalogue

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Literary usage of Decalogue

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"12-26 contains just ten precepto forming a second decalogue. In point of detail it is disputed whether the narrator of Exod. xxxiv. regards this'decalogue ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"If " there must be one law in the decalogue ceremonial, that so the more authority may be procured hereby (as Mr. Primrose pleads) unto all God's ordinances ..."

3. The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History from the Creation to the Death by Charles Foster Kent (1908)
"I. Character of the Prophetic Decalogue. The laws considered in the preceding ... The decalogue, however, now most closely associated with Moses and the ..."

4. Journal of Biblical Literature by Society of Biblical Literature (1908)
"Nowhere in Exodus, he argued, is it stated that the decalogue of ch. ... To be sure, Deuteronomy asserts that the decalogue of Ex. 20 was written both on ..."

5. Literature of Theology: A Classified Bibliography of Theological and General by John Fletcher Hurst (1896)
"Lectures on the Decalogue. Pp. 240, 16mo. NY: Methodist Book Concern, 1866. $1.25. ... W. God's Ten Words : a Course of Lectures on the Decalogue preached ..."

6. The Works of James Arminius, D. D., Formerly Professor of Divinity in the by Jacobus Arminius (1853)
"I. THE special acts of obedience are prescribed in the decalogue, ... A convenient distribution of the decalogue is that into a preface and precepts. ..."

7. The History and Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church: Containing an Account by John Lingard (1845)
"ALFRED AND THE Decalogue. As the twentieth chapter of the Book of Exodus begins with the decalogue, Alfred could not make an abridgement of that chapter ..."

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