- 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.
- this testament considered as the complete Bible of the Jews.
- 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.
Origin of Old Testament
1300–50; Middle English; translation of Late Latin Vetus Testamentum, translation of Greek Palaià Diathḗkē
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Examples from the Web for old testament
Artistically he is perfectly beautiful in an Old-Testament fashion.The Tinder-Box
Maria Thompson Daviess
Now, it may appear to some that we are making too much of the mere omission of a single clause of Old-Testament scripture.
It runs through the entire canon of Old-Testament scripture.
Marvelous instance of the Spirit's use of Old-Testament scripture!
In general, Christians are not a whit in advance of the condition of Old-Testament saints.The All-Sufficiency of Christ
Charles Henry Mackintosh
- 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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