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Judaic law
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A. Biblical law: the Torah

Not much can be established with regard to the historical beginnings of Judaic law (JL), which has persisted for 3,000 years and is still observed in many parts of the world. Many of its rules (e.g. concerning murder and theft) exist in all cultures, although their historical origin cannot be attested. Thus, the law in the Bible has characteristics in common with legal sy…

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Carmichael, Calum M. (Ithaca), “Judaic law”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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