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See also: ante-Mosaic



ante- +‎ Mosaic


antemosaic (not comparable)

  1. Before the time of Moses.
    • 1747, Samuel Hebden, A treatise on forms of prayer of human composition[1], page 44:
      This was practised not only in the Antemosaic Times, but afterwards.
    • 1837 September 1, Christian Examiner[2], volume 23, page 46:
      The manners and condition of society referred to or implied in some, at least, of the following passages, adduced by De Wette, seem to point to a much later period of Jewish history, than the Antemosaic or Mosaic age.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      I am horrorstruck at this antemosaic, unsourced existence of the unspeakable terrors of the whale, which, having been before all time, must needs exist after all humane ages are over.