Deuteronomy (doo-tur-AHN-uh-mee) listen


  • n. The fifth and final book of the Torah, known in Hebrew as Devarim.

Example Sentences

  • "Deuteronomy expresses a punishment and reward theology which very few Jews believe in today. If you want to know more about this read into Post-Holocaust Theology." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English


  • from Ancient Greek Δευτερονόμιον deuteronómion and Vulgate Latin Deuteronomium 'lit. second law'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • 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).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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