n. Another name for the Ten Commandments.
"The relation of the Decalogue to God's purpose in speaking with Moses in the Exodus account is obscure; why He speaks it to the people in Deuteronomy is only slightly less so." (source)
Languages of Origin
ultimately from Greek δεκάλογος dekálogos 'lit. ten statements'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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