This book presents the scholar, historian, lawyer, and general student of the Bible with a highly readable and very useful handbook. First published in Jerusalem in 1964, this concise yet knowledgeable treatise remains highly illuminating. Its skillful organization makes it the most accessible of all introductions to Biblical Law.
Falk's research is grounded in historical, sociological, linguistic, and comparative data. His work yields interesting insights about technical legal terminology, vital social information behind the Israelite legal system, as well as broad perspectives on law among Israel's neighbors, the Babylonians, Assyrians, and Egyptians.