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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Lawyer

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LAWYER. This term in Scripture does not belong so much to the legal as to the religious sphere. The ‘lawyers’ busied themselves with the study and exposition of the Written and the Oral Law of Israel, and were practically identical with the scribes (wh. see).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Lawyer'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/l/lawyer.html. 1909.

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