Decalogue


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Decalogue:

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[Gr.,=ten words], in the Bible, the summary of divine law given by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. They have a paramount place in the ethical systems of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Multiple in-hospital meetings were held immediately preceding the start of the study in order to present the Decalogue to all physicians expected to be involved in the consultations.
Finally, in an amusing irony, the very erection of monuments to the Decalogue violates the Bible's express condemnation of graven images ("or any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth," Ex.
The second text in the sequence, Decem mandata, which Ralph Hanna has called "a rather strange decalogue tract," (23) is by far the longest of the three prose texts.
This is the precisely the conceptual territory of Decalogue I.
As in Job 31, there are several references to the commandments of the Decalogue as well as a special focus on support for the miserable which again shows a common tradition of wisdom and Torah in Early Judaism.
Part 3, "Multivalences of Text," addresses the issue of textual fluidity using the Decalogue as its primary test case.
This flatly violates the rules and not so incidentally number 9 of The Decalogue.
Hence, for the scholastics, a theologian approaches the question of law by beginning with natural law, then one moves to interpreting the Decalogue, and finally one specifies the requirements of Christ's law.
The 10 (of course) essays here, from the June 2007 symposium in Bochum, explore the moral, theological, and literary influence on world culture of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, from the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy.
These are supposedly educated individuals, yet their negative responses reflected a substantive ignorance or misunderstanding about the Decalogue's context and exactly what behaviors it expects and prohibits.
Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, for example, created a cycle of ten films entitled The Decalogue (1988), in which he explored various aspects of these ancient laws.
If people were to observe scrupulously this last commandment of the Decalogue, there would be no need anymore for the four which precede it.