Old Testament

Old Testament

noun
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 testament considered as the complete Bible of the Jews.
3.
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:
1300–50; Middle English; translation of Late Latin Vetus Testamentum, translation of Greek Palaià Diathḗkē

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Old Testament
 
n
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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Old Testament definition


The first part of the Bible, so called by Christians, who believe that its laws and prophecies are fulfilled in the person of Jesus, whose mission is described in the New Testament.

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n. [C programmers] The first edition of K&R, the sacred text describing Classic C.
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[C programmers] The first edition of K&R, the sacred text describing Classic C.
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