Law @ a rule of action. (1.) The Law of Nature is the will of God as to human conduct, founded on the moral difference of things, and discoverable by natural light Romans:1:20Romans:2:14-15). This law binds all men at all times. It is generally designated by the term conscience, or the capacity of being influenced by the moral relations of things. (2.) The Ceremonial Law prescribes under the Old Testament the rites and ceremonies of worship. This law was obligatory only till Christ, of whom these rites were typical, had finished his work Hebrews:7:9-11Hebrews:10:1; Ephesians:2:16). It was fulfilled rather than abrogated by the gospel. (3.) The Judicial Law, the law which directed the civil policy of the Hebrew nation. (4.) The Moral Law is the revealed will of God as to human conduct, binding on all men to the end of time. It was promulgated at Sinai. It is perfect Psalms:19:7), perpetual Matthew:5:17-18), holy Romans:7:12), good, spiritual (14), and exceeding broad Psalms:119:96). Although binding on all, we are not under it as a covenant of works Galatians:3:17). (See COMMANDMENTS (5.) Positive Laws are precepts founded only on the will of God. They are right because God commands them. (6.) Moral positive laws are commanded by God because they are right.
Lawyer @ among the Jews, was one versed in the laws of Moses, which he expounded in the schools and synagogues Matthew:22:35; Luke:10:25). The functions of the "lawyer" and "scribe" were identical. (See DOCTOR.)