What is commandment?

  • (noun): A doctrine that is taught.
    Synonyms: teaching, precept
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on commandment:

Three Oaths - Viewpoint of The Rishonim - Nachmanides
... maintain that it is incumbent upon Jews in every generation as a positive commandment to attempt to conquer the Land of Israel ... In his glosses (Hashmatot) to Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot on Positive Commandment #4 he wrote Nachmanides' position here is untenable if he maintains that the Three Oaths are Halachically ... and that to treat it as such would be to effectively nullify a biblical commandment ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Eighth Commandment
... You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." The eighth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church The Catechism explains that bearing false witness ... Included in the Church teachings of this commandment is the requirement for Christians to bear witness to their faith "without equivocation" in situations that require ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment - Jesus' Expansion
... and mother." Pope Benedict XVI stated that this dictum of Jesus brought the fourth commandment to a new and higher level ... Thus, the fourth commandment's responsibilities extend to the greater society and requires respect for "legitimate social authorities" ... for any working family or society" it is the "greatest social commandment" and requires people to love God and neighbor ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment
... your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you." The fourth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI states that Rabbi Neusner "rightly sees this ... The Catechism says this commandment requires duties of children to parents that include Respect toward parents that also flows to brothers and sisters ... Keeping this commandment, according to the Catechism, also requires duties of parents to children which include "Moral education, spiritual formation and evangelization" of their ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Tenth Commandment
... ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's." The tenth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Detachment from riches is the goal of the tenth commandment and the first Beatitude ("b ... Covetousness is prohibited by the tenth commandment because it is considered to be the first step toward commission of theft, robbery and fraud these may lead to violence and injustice ... sight of another's prosperity." Explaining Church teaching of this commandment, Kreeft cites Saint Thomas Aquinas, who wrote, "An evil desire can only be overcome by a stronger good desire ...

More definitions of "commandment":

  • (noun): Something that is commanded.

Famous quotes containing the word commandment:

    The Gospel of the army is cunning, as of all other human activities. The wisdom of the snake under the meekness of the sheep is what wins out.
    The first Commandment is—never let them get anything on you—
    The second: Graft—get privileges others haven’t got—worm yourself into confidence
    The Third—seem neat and prosperous—as if you had money in the bank—
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    There will, however, be no one in need among you, because the LORD is sure to bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a possession to occupy, if only you will obey the LORD your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 15:4,5.

    Thou shalt not, it is said, make unto thee any graven image of God. The same commandment should apply when God is taken to mean the living part of every human being, the part that cannot be grasped. It is a sin that, however much it is committed against us, we almost continually commit ourselves—Except when we love.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)