A documentary form of the Law placed beside the ark of the covenant as a reminder to Israel of her covenant obligation. It was rediscovered and applied during the reign of King Josiah of Judah and read publicly by Ezra after the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.
The Book of the Law was written by Moses
Dt 31:24-26The book in question could be the material now included as chapters 1-30, although some scholars suggest it might refer to the material now included as chapters 12-26. See alsoDt 28:58-61; Dt 29:18-21; Dt 30:10
The Book of the Law was passed from Moses to Joshua
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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