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Old Testament

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Definition the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews which is the first half of the Christian Bible
  • The Bible consists of the Old and New Testaments.
  • The story of David and Goliath may be the most popular in the Old Testament.
  • Go to the Old Testament; go to the New.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Old Testament = the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews (Jews) which is the first half of the Christian Bible
  • ...for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin' the Old Testament.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Old Testament = the sacred scripture of the Hebrews which is the first half of the Christian Bible
  • Well if we came out durin' the Old Testament it's too long ago to matter.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Old Testament = the sacred scripture of the Hebrews which is the first half of the Christian Bible
  • Miss Maudie's face likened such an occurrence unto an Old Testament pestilence.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Old Testament = from the sacred scripture of the Hebrews which is the first half of the Christian Bible
  • Why is Job, the hero of the Old Testament book of the same name, given as a type of misery?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • There was this guy named Job in the Old Testament who was a believer but had really terrible things happen to him.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • The old and wise lady began to tell us a story from the Old Testament.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • So I went back to their Old Testament, back to when their lives and ours were intertwined.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • First, the concept of laying a cornerstone comes from the Old Testament.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Lucy selected a book—a volume of Old Testament commentaries.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • "Ah," said Adam, "I like to read about Moses best, in th' Old Testament.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He slapped open a copy of the Old Testament.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments," he read aloud from the title-page.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • But later that day Andrew Merrick too, came home, his beard grown long and bushy as an Old Testament prophet.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • The theology of the Old Testament prophets was a third.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • They're very difficult, in the Old Testament particularly.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "Did you have a nice walk?" said Alexey Alexandrovitch, sitting down in his easy chair, pulling the volume of the Old Testament to him and opening it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Led by the usher's flashlight I stumbled through the curtains into the darkened hall, found a seat and was suddenly in the middle of the Old Testament.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf

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