Cleveland State Law Review
Moses, judges, professional conduct, Old Testament, Bible, judicial conduct
I would like to use the writings of Moses as a lens to examine some challenges in judging. Moses authored the first five books of the Old Testament known as the Pentateuch or books of the law--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. He is probably best known for leading the Hebrew people out of bondage in Egypt and for receiving the Ten Commandments. As our discussion today will reveal, he may also be credited with authoring some significant principles with respect to the judicial function.
Gordon J. Beggs, Challenges in Judging: Some Insights from the Writings of Moses, 44 Cleveland State Law Review 145 (1996)