Old Testament


Old Testament
noun
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 (Freq. 5)
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noun
the Old Testament
: the first part of the Christian Bible that tells about the Jews, their history, and God's words to them in the time before Jesus Christ was born — compare

NEW TESTAMENT

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the ˌOld ˈTestament [Old Testament] noun singular
the first part of the Bible, that tells the history of the Jews, their beliefs and their relationship with God before the birth of Christ

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Old Testament — • The Apostle St. Paul declares himself (II Cor., iii, 6) a minister of the new testament , and calls (iii, 14) the covenant entered into on Mount Sinai the old testament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Old Testament      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Old Testament — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old Testament — n the Old Testament the first part of the Christian Bible containing ancient Hebrew writings about the time before the birth of Christ →↑New Testament …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Old Testament — ► NOUN ▪ the first part of the Christian Bible, comprising thirty nine books and corresponding approximately to the Hebrew Bible …   English terms dictionary

  • Old Testament — n. Christian designation for the Holy Scriptures of Judaism, the first of the two general divisions of the Christian Bible: cf. BIBLE …   English World dictionary

  • Old Testament — Note: Judaism uses the term Tanakh to refer to its canon of the Masoretic Text. In academic circles, the more neutral term, Hebrew Bible, is commonly used to refer to these common Scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. Part of a series on… …   Wikipedia

  • Old Testament — 1. the first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible, comprising the Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa. In the Vulgate translation all but two books of the Apocrypha are included in the Old Testament. See table under Bible. 2. this… …   Universalium

  • Old Testament —    This term is the Christian name for those biblical writings that record God s Revelation to the Chosen People. Christians believe that the Old Testament anticipates and prepares for the New Testament, which is accordingly the culmination and… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Old Testament — noun the Old Testament the first part of the Christian Bible containing ancient Hebrew writings about the time before the birth of Christ compare New Testament …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Old Testament — noun Old Testament is used before these nouns: ↑prophecy, ↑prophet …   Collocations dictionary


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