Middle English decalogfrom Late Latin decalogusfrom Greek dekalogosdekatendekm̥ in Indo-European roots logosword, pronouncementleg- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Decalogue Sentence Examples
The Bible wholly rejects polytheism, and the Decalogue jealousy reserves worship for YHWH.
The most important medieval exposition of the Decalogue is that of Nicolaus de Lyra; and the 15th century, in which the Decalogue acquired special importance in the confessional, was prolific in treatises on the subject (Antoninus of Florence, Gerson, &c.).
In the view of this editor the Decalogue alone formed the basis of the covenant at Sinai-Horeb, and in order to retain J's version, he represented it as a renewal of the tables of stone which Moses had broken.4 The legislation contained in xxxiv.
The decalogue boards themselves were placed somewhere inconspicuous, usually high on the west wall, or in the space beneath the tower.
But it appears certain that the decalogue as it lay before the Deuteronomist did not contain any allusion to the creation (see Decalogue), and it is generally believed that this reference was added by the same post-exilic hand that wrote Gen.