The customary designation given to the code of law in Ex 20:22-23:33, but it may also have included the Ten Commandments (Ex 20:2-17).
Moses reads the Book of the Covenant to the Israelites
Ex 24:7See alsoEx 20:22-23:33 The Book of the Covenant is the oldest, extant codification of Israelite law, where human values are constantly elevated over material ones. It can be argued that each section of the code is a further exposition of one of the Ten Commandments, giving specific case laws.
Josiah reads the rediscovered Book of the Covenant to the people of Judah
2Ki 23:2-3 pp 2Ch 34:30-31See also2Ki 23:21 This reference to the Book of the Covenant applies either to all or part of the book of Deuteronomy, or to the entire Mosaic Law.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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