What is the…
Law of Moses

also known as: The Pentateuch, The Torah, Book of the Law of Moses, Book of Moses, The Law, and Mosaic law

This is the whole body of the laws of God for the Israelites written down by His chosen man Moses (Ezra 3:2).

“…all the law of Moses…” —2 Kings 23:25 NASB

King David charged his son Solomon with these words…

“Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn, so that the Lord may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’” —1 Kings 2:3-4 NASB

Because of its eminence, it is sometimes simply called “the Law” (Hebrew: Torah, Deuteronomy 1:5; 4:8; 4:44; 17:18-19; 27:3; 27:8).

As a written code, it is called the “book of the law of Moses” (2 Kings 14:6; Isaiah 8:20), the “book of the law of God” (Joshua 24:26).

The great leading principle of the Mosaic law is that it is essentially theocratic; i.e., it refers at once to the commandment of God as the foundation of all human duty.

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Article Version: October 8, 2021