Exodus chapters 21-23 are called the Covenant Code on the basis of Ex
24:7. This collection is widely regarded as the oldest in the Pentateuch.
It begins with casuistic laws,
common to all Ancient Near -Eastern "law codes" but ends with apodictic
This page is part of the Hypertext Bible Commentary - Amos,
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