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Collatio Legum
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The Collatio Legum Mosaicarum et Romanarum (“Compilation of the Laws of Moses and of the Romans”) is the label given by scholars since the 1500s to a Latin compendium of quotations from the Bible and Roman law that was produced in late antiquity. The medieval manuscripts of the work seem to have forms of Lex Dei (“The Law of God”) as a title, and some scholars prefer that label. While debate continues on many aspects of the work including its dating, identity and location of its author, and purpose, it provid…

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Frakes, Robert M., “Collatio Legum”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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