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Judicial Courts
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judicial Courts
Judicial Courts The place where legal disputes were considered and decisions were rendered. A body of people convened to deliberate on and decide legal matters.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Courts and Trials
Courts and Trials. Legal disputes were as much a part of life in Bible times as they are today. The ways that courts operated and trials were conducted, however, were quite different. Unless those customs are understood, modern readers of the Bible, thinking of contemporary legal procedures, may misunderstand
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Courts, Judicial
Courts, Judicial The judicial courts of the ancient Near East and of Israel are not to be understood in the modern sense of the word. There was no appointed session of the court, with a public accuser and an advocate in criminal cases, or advocates on both sides in civil cases. The judicial courts came
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Courts and Trials
COURTS AND TRIALS Legal disputes were as much a part of life in Bible times as they are today. The ways that courts operated and trials were conducted, however, were quite different. Unless those customs are understood, modern readers of the Bible, thinking of contemporary legal procedures, may misunderstand
Compton’s Encyclopedia
court of justice
court of justiceOne of the chief purposes of government, according to the United States Constitution, is to insure domestic tranquillity. Helping keep such promises of peace and order within countries is the primary function of every court system in every country. The courts are the branch of government
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Court Systems
COURT SYSTEMS Court systems of ancient Israel are not fully described in the OT or in any extrabiblical source. Laws governing the conduct of judges and witnesses, reports about leaders who were consulted for legal decisions, and narratives of judicial proceedings supplement the accounts of Moses’ appointment
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Courts, Judicial
courts, judicial. There was no precise term for “court of law” in the OT, at least in the sense of a specific building in which judicial proceedings were conducted. Cases at law were normally heard out in the open, generally in the open square near a city gate. There seems to be only one exception to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Courts, Judicial
COURTS, JUDICIAL, jo̅o̅-dishʹal, jū-dishʹal: At the advice of Jethro, Moses appointed judges (שׁוֹפְטים‎, shōpheṭīm, Ex 18).
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