apodictic law

Divine law in the OT expressing absolute prohibitions or injunctions, as in the Ten Commandments (‘You shall not make an idol’, Exod. 20:4).

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  • apodictic — index axiomatic, categorical, incontrovertible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • LAW AND MORALITY — In the Bible In the Pentateuch, legal and moral norms are not distinguished by any definitional criteria. The manner of presentation of both is via revelation – moral norms are not presented as wisdom but rather as prophetic revelation. Thus the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hebraic law — Law codes of ancient Israel found in the Jewish Scripture (Old Testament). Three separate codes are usually distinguished: the Book of the Covenant, the Deuteronomic Code, and the Priestly Code. The Book of the Covenant is found in Exodus 20–23… …   Universalium

  • categorical — I adjective absolute, apodictic, assured, authoritative, beyond a shadow of doubt, beyond all question, clear cut, complete, conclusive, confident, convinced, convincing, decided, decisive, definite, definitive, definitus, distinct, dogmatic,… …   Law dictionary

  • axiomatic — I adjective a priori, absolute, aphoristic, apodictic, apparent, ascertained, assured, beyond all question, beyond dispute, categorical, certain, decided, decisive, definite, determinate, doubtless, incontestable, incontrovertible, indubious,… …   Law dictionary

  • incontrovertible — I adjective absolute, apodictic, ascertained, assured, authoritative, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond contradiction, capable of proof, certain, clear cut, conclusive, definite, demonstrable, established, factual, inappealable, incontestable,… …   Law dictionary

  • indisputable — I adjective absolute, apodictic, assured, authoritative, axiomatic, believable, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond dispute, categorical, certain, clear, conclusive, decided, decisive, definite, definitive, demonstrable, demonstrated, determinate …   Law dictionary

  • DEUTERONOMY — (Heb. םירָבד רֶפס, Sefer Devarim, short for סֵפֶר וְאֵלֶה הַדּבָרִים, Sefer ve elleh ha devarim, The Book of These Are the Words ), the fifth book of the Pentateuch. The name Deuteronomy is derived from the Greek translation of מִשְׁנֶה הַתּוֹרָה …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MONEYLENDING — The Religious Context BIBLICAL PERIOD Deuteronomy 23:20–21 states: You shall not lend on interest to your brother, interest of food or money or anything on which interest can be charged. You may charge interest to a foreigner, but not to your… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • covenant — covenantal /kuv euh nan tl/, adj. /kuv euh neuhnt/, n. 1. an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified. 2. Law. an incidental clause in such an agreement. 3. Eccles. a solemn agreement between the… …   Universalium

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