The Mosaic Law or Law of Moses is the law given through Moses to the Israelite people (the original Jewish people) per the Mosaic Covenant and consigned in the Torah[1][2] (or Five Books of Moses, the Pentateuch). In the Torah and the Christian Testaments, it is simply called "the Law".

Depending on context and in widening order, Mosaic law may refer to the observance of:

Less commonly, Mosaic law may also refer to the observance of:

  • The Tanakh, the Bible used in Judaism
  • The Halakha, collective body of Jewish religious law, the Jewish law


  1. "Torah" in the Jewish Encyclopedia
  2. "Talmudic Law: Three Historical Periods of Jewish Law" in the Jewish Encyclopedia

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