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What is the "Book of the Law"?



      

Nehemiah 8:1

ESV - 1 And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
My understanding of the consensus of opinion among modern Bible scholars is that the specific term "the Book of the Law" did not consist of the entirety of the first five books of the Bible (especially those portions containing a narrative of events, as opposed to commandments or prescribed worship practices, where God was either speaking directly or through Moses), but referred to the summary or recapitulation of the Law contained in chapters 5-28 of the book of Deuteronomy.

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