- The supreme lawgiver in Israel was Moses, who played a major role at the time when the nation was born. The Pentateuchal narrative describes Moses as receiving the Law from God, engraved on tablets. Later, Moses became a judge and arbitrated in disputes until, overwhelmed by the number of cases, he delegated lesser matters to assistants (Exod. 18:24–6).
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