Reviewed as a legal unit the written law of the Torah in the Pentateuch adequately regulates the religious, moral and ethical life of the Chosen People, reflects fully the divine calling of the nation of Yahweh and Moses. However, the written legislation of a purely civil nature is incomplete, and confirms other evidences of customary, unwritten law of equally ancient origin. But, upon the entire Hebrew Civil Code, written and unwritten,Yahweh, Moses and the prophets have, at whatever date of promulgation, left the stamp of divinity, of a revealed law of the God of the Chosen People; and at the base of all is the Decalogue, permeating the whole with the morality of the Lord God of Israel.
David C. Bayne, An Essay on the Hebrew Civil Code, 3 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 23 (1954)