Law of Moses

The whole body of the Mosaic legislation.1 It is called by way of eminence simply "the Law" (Hebrew תּוֹרָה, Torah)."2 As a written code it is called the "book of the law of Moses,"3 the "book of the law of God."4 The 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.



  1. 1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Ezra 3:2.
  2. Deut. 1:5; 4:8, 44; 17:18, 19; 27:3, 8.
  3. 2 Kings 14:6; Isa. 8:20.
  4. Josh. 24:26.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.