the Old Testament


: the first part of the Christian Bible that tells about the Jews, their history, and God's words to them in the time before Jesus Christ was born

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Recent Examples on the Web And so much of the Old Testament took place in the desert. Hazlitt, 26 Oct. 2023 The anointing is something that has been done for thousands of years — it can be traced right back to the Old Testament. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 Many instead discovered those missing passages in the Slave Bible, such as the Old Testament stories of God freeing the Israelites from Egyptian captivity. John Blake, CNN, 18 June 2023 Ecclesiastes Yes, even the Old Testament makes an appearance. Vulture, 4 Apr. 2023 In the Old Testament, Ephron was a man who sold his field and cave to Abraham. Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, 23 Mar. 2023 Read the Old Testament, although some of the history is certainly questionable. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 The first appearance of a description of a disease that is believed to be vitiligo appears in the Hebrew version of the book of Leviticus from the Old Testament, which is dated to around 1280 B.C. Emily Kirkpatrick, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 The paintings tell the Old Testament story of Judith beheading Holofernes; one was made by a young Italian woman around 1612, the other by a gay Nigerian-American man in 2012. Brittanie Shey, Chron, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The Old Testament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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