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Law of Moses
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Serves as a key element of God’s covenant with His people, a formative part of Israelite culture, and the primary description of the earliest sections of the Hebrew Bible. Provides instruction for avoiding idolatry and injustice.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Law in the Hebrew Bible
Law in the Hebrew Bible Serves as a key element of God’s covenant with His people, a formative part of Israelite culture, and the primary description of the earliest sections of the Hebrew Bible. Provides instruction for avoiding idolatry and injustice.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Law of Moses
LAW OF MOSESThe Law of Moses ExplainedThe various aspects of the law of Moses may be set forth in the following distinctions:(1) Some parts of the law state commands as categorical imperatives (illustrated in the Ten Commandments, Ex 20:1–17); other parts of the law deal with specific cases and are
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Law of Moses
Law of Moses. It will be the object of this article to give a brief analysis of the substance of this law, to point out its main principles, and to explain the position which it occupies in the progress of divine revelation. In order to do this the more clearly, it seems best to speak of the law, 1st.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Law of Moses
LAW OF MO´SES (Heb. tōrah mōsheh). Signifies the whole body of Mosaic legislation (1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Ezra 3:2); called with reference to its divine origin the law of the Lord (Pss. 19:8; 37:31; Isa. 5:24; 30:9). In the latter sense it is called by way of eminence this law (Heb. hattôrâ,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Law of Moses
Law of Mosesis the whole body of the Mosaic legislation (1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Ezra 3:2). It is called by way of eminence simply “the Law” (Heb. Torah, Deut. 1:5; 4:8, 44; 17:18, 19; 27:3, 8). As a written code it is called the “book of the law of Moses” (2 Kings 14:6; Isa. 8:20), the “book of
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Mosaism
Mosaism (law of Moses).—Mosaism comprises the beliefs, writings, and precepts which form the Mosaic system. The capital work of Moses, was the founding of a religious and political government under divine inspiration, and in accordance with the truths revealed. Anti-Catholic exegesis has contested that
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Law, Reading of the
Law, reading of the. Readings from the Law of Moses, in particular the *Decalogue. This practice is traditional in many churches, such as in preparation for corporate *confession of sin. Sometimes a reading of the Law precedes the *Eucharist, such reading being a preparation for approaching the *Table
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Law Of God
LAW OF GOD.—We are not entitled to gather from the teaching of Jesus in the Gospels that He made any formal distinction between the Law of Moses and the Law of God. His mission being not to destroy but to fulfil the Law and the Prophets (Mt 5:17), so far from saying anything in disparagement of the Law
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