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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 1630 Book of the Covenant
1630 Book of the Covenant

1630 Book of the Covenant

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 24:7 See also Ex 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 34:30-31 See also 2Ki 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.

See also

1640Book of the Law
5377law, Ten Commandments

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