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Law in the OT
Law in the Old Testament
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LAW IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
LAW IN THE OLD TESTAMENTLaw, at least as custom, certainly existed among the Hebrews in the times before Moses, as appears from numerous allusions to it, both in matters civil and ceremonial, in the earlier Scriptures. But we have no distinct account of such law, either as to its full contents or its
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Law
LAWThe great medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides insightfully highlighted an important aspect of divine law that is central to the messages of the biblical prophets: at its heart, law is teleologically oriented. That is, God gives laws so that people might be wise, theologically and generally, and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LAW IN THE OT
LAW IN THE OT. The English word law has a large range of meanings. The basic meaning in contemporary speech is rule(s) of conduct recognized and enforced by ruling authorities. Rules may be enacted by a sovereign power; or they may be customary, established by precedent. The singular, law, can refer
LAW IN EARLY JUDAISM
LAW IN EARLY JUDAISM. Law (or Torah [torah תּוֹרָה]) is used primarily of the sum of commandments given to Israel through Moses on Mount Sinai, called the Torah (or the Pentateuch) in which they are contained. The Law was commonly distinguished from the Prophets (e.g., in 2 Macc 15:9) and other Writings
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