Law and the Unwashed Masses

Much of our modern law comes originally form the bible. In fact, up until 1953 the Book of Hebrews was taught at Harvard Law School in the early phases of study.

I have always been fascinated with the Bible as a law book. Let me illustrate.

In the old Septuagint bible, there is a great passage I really like. I believe it is Proverbs 9:10. In the Septuagint┬áis says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the counsel of saints is understanding: for to know the law is the character of a sound mind.”.

 

The same passage in King James reads ” knowledge of the holy is understanding”.

An interesting rule of evidence says that ” specific evidence overrules general evidence”

 

Which one of these 2 passages sounds more specific…or makes any actual sense for that matter.

 

You be the judge!

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