What does Lawyers mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
νομικοῖς pertaining to the law 2
νομικῶν pertaining to the law 1
νομικοὺς pertaining to the law 1
νομικοὶ pertaining to the law 1

Definitions Related to Lawyers


   1 pertaining to the law, one learned in the law.
   2 in the NT an interpreter and teacher of the Mosaic law.

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Lawyers
Lawyers, Luke 7:30, called also "doctors of the law," Luke 5:17, among the Hebrews, were not pleaders before a court, but expounders of the Mosaic and priestly law, and copied it, so that it is not certain what was the difference between a lawyer and a scribe. Matthew 22:35; Luke 10:25; comp. Mark 12:28.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Lawyers
Men who devoted themselves to the study and explanation of the Jewish law, particularly of the traditionary or oral law. They belonged mostly to the sect of the Pharisees, and fell under the reproof of our Savior for having taken from the people the key of knowledge. They were as the blind leading the blind, Matthew 28:20 Luke 10:25 11:52 . See SCRIBES.

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Preaudience - ) Precedence of rank at the bar among Lawyers
Parvise - ) a court of entrance to, or an inclosed space before, a church; hence, a church porch; - sometimes formerly used as place of meeting, as for Lawyers
Consultation - ) A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of Lawyers restained in a cause
Lawyer - 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
Lawyer - The Lawyers played an important part in the proceedings of the Sanhedrin, not only voting, but also speaking, if they saw fit, on either side of a case, though in criminal charges solely on behalf of the accused (Mishn. The Roman Lawyers, were more secular in their interests, and applied themselves more directly to the practical aspects of jurisprudence. ...
In the NT Lawyers appear as νομικοί, ‘jurists’ (freq. These Lawyers are all of the Jewish type. -On Jewish Lawyers cf
Lawyer - The Lawyers played an important part in the proceedings of the Sanhedrin, not only voting, but also speaking, if they saw fit, on either side of a case, though in criminal charges solely on behalf of the accused (Mishn. The Roman Lawyers, were more secular in their interests, and applied themselves more directly to the practical aspects of jurisprudence. ...
In the NT Lawyers appear as νομικοί, ‘jurists’ (freq. These Lawyers are all of the Jewish type. -On Jewish Lawyers cf
Lawyers - Lawyers, Luke 7:30, called also "doctors of the law," Luke 5:17, among the Hebrews, were not pleaders before a court, but expounders of the Mosaic and priestly law, and copied it, so that it is not certain what was the difference between a lawyer and a scribe
Ives, Saint - Patron of Lawyers
Ivo, Saint - Patron of Lawyers
Scribes - (Hebrew: Sopherim, Lawyers) ...
In Jewish polity, men of letters, versed in the law of Moses. The scribes were closely associated with the Pharisees, and served them as their Lawyers
Chancellor - In the first ages of the church the bishops had those officers, who were called church Lawyers, and were bred up in the knowledge of the civil and canon law: their business was to assist the bishop in his diocese
Gorres Society - An association of Catholic scientists and Lawyers founded at Coblenz, 1876, by the poet, Alexander Kaufmann, to encourage the progress of science in Catholic Germany
Lawyer - ' The Lord said of the Lawyers that they put heavy burdens on others, but did not touch them themselves; and in their expositions they took away the key of knowledge
Brother - ; - used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, Lawyers, professors of religion, etc
Fleece - Arbitrary princes fleece their subjects and clients complain that they are sometimes fleeced by their Lawyers
Liable - This use of liable is now common among Lawyers
Meddle - The Lawyers--have meddled in a matter that belongs not to them
Fee - ) Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of Lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc
Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel - The general welfare of the society is the concern of a council which is composed of ecclesiastics, Lawyers, and laymen, the Cardinal-Archbishop of Westminster being president. The activities of the society are directed by an executive of Lawyers of both legal branches, the chairman being Sir Reginald Mitchell Banks
Sanhedrin or Sanhedrim - we find it consisted of the chief priests, or heads of the twenty-four courses, the elders, Lawyers, and the scribes
Scribe - The scribes and Lawyers were one class
Zenas - It is likely, therefore, that he was a convert from the ranks of Jewish Lawyers-men skilled in the Jewish law
Scribe - The same persons who are termed scribes, are in parallel passages sometimes called Lawyers and doctors of the law, Matthew 22:35 Mark 12:28
Scribes - The titles "scribes" and "lawyers" (q
Attend - To be present in business to be in company from curiosity, or from some connection in affairs as, Lawyers or spectators attend a court
Bar - Hence also licensed Lawyers are called barristers and hence the whole body of Lawyers licensed in a court, are customarily called the bar
Fee - It is applied particularly to the reward of professional services as the fees of Lawyers and physicians the fees of office clerk's fees sheriff's fees marriage fees, &c
Bar - ) The whole body of Lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession
Advocate - ...
Faculty of advocates, in Scotland, is a society of eminent Lawyers, who practice in the highest courts, and who are admitted members only upon the severest examination, at three different times
Joannes Scholasticus, Bishop of Constantinople - There was a flourishing college of Lawyers at Antioch, where he entered and did himself credit
San'Hedrin - From the few incidental notices in the New Testament, we gather that it consisted of chief priests, or the heads of the twenty-four classes into which the priests were divided, elders, men of age and experience, and scribes, Lawyers, or those learned in the Jewish law
Scribe - In his person were combined the offices now distributed among clergymen, doctors, Lawyers, and teachers
Burden, Burdened, Burdensome - , "something carried" (from phero, "to bear"), is always used metaphorically (except in Acts 27:10 , of the lading of a ship); of that which, though "light," is involved in discipleship of Christ, Matthew 11:30 ; of tasks imposed by the scribes, Pharisees and Lawyers, Matthew 23:4 ; Luke 11:46 ; of that which will be the result, at the judgment-seat of Christ, of each believer's work, Galatians 6:5
Keys - In Luke 11:52 Jesus upbraids the Lawyers on the ground that they have ‘taken away the key of knowledge,’ the instrument by which entrance into knowledge could be obtained, and thereby hindered the people from the privilege which should have been theirs
Evagrius - He received the surname of Scholasticus, a term then applied to Lawyers (Du Cange, Glossarium , s
Scribes - They were also known as teachers of the law, Lawyers and rabbis (Matthew 22:35; Matthew 23:2-7)
Scribes - And it always necessitates, as at Rome, a great body of Lawyers
Guard - These were originally soldiers, but ultimately the office was mostly filled by Lawyers, whose duty it was to relieve the Emperor in certain kinds of civil and criminal jurisdiction
Justice - ...
There was no class among the Jews exactly corresponding to our Lawyers
Reform - ...
As to Christ’s relation to the law of Moses, it may be asked, Did He become a reformer? While declaring that ‘he came not to destroy but to fulfil’ (Matthew 5:17), we must believe that, at least, He desired some reform of abuses, which had grown up through the interpretations and applications of the Law, made by scribes and Lawyers of the past
Rome - As administrators, Lawyers, soldiers, engineers, architects, and builders they have never been surpassed
Resurrection of Christ - Observe the tribunals before which they gave evidence: Jews and heathens, philosophers and rabbins, courtiers and Lawyers
Covetousness - Wisdom lay in leaving questions of the law to Lawyers, although the consideration is doubtless implied that even then there should be found a permeation of the Christian spirit
Theodosius ii., Emperor - They were forbidden to serve in the army, but permitted to be physicians and Lawyers (lex 24)
bi'Ble - Among these authors were kings, farmers, mechanics, scientific men, Lawyers, generals, fishermen, ministers and priests, a tax-collector, a doctor, some rich, some poor, some city bred, some country born--thus touching all the experiences of men extending over 1500 years
Woe - ...
In Luke 11:42-44; Luke 11:46-47; Luke 11:52 there are two indictments containing three Woes apiece, and addressed to Pharisees and Lawyers (wh. ...
The Lawyers are then condemned for amplifying the written Law with their intolerably burdensome enactments, which they contrive to evade themselves, while so rigorous in exacting obedience to them from others (Luke 11:46); for their zeal in the erection and adornment of the tombs of the prophets, which, in bitter irony, is pronounced to be a sign of their continuing the work of the murderers of the prophets (Luke 11:47-48; Wendt, i
Tradition (2) - In fact, for the average layman it was an impossibility; hence the rise of a class of men who devoted themselves to the work of studying it, and informing inquirers about it (see Scribes, Lawyers)
Dropsy - ...
The question addressed by Jesus on this occasion to ‘the Lawyers and Pharisees’ aptly illustrates His method of ‘carrying the war into the enemy’s camp’ (cf
Scribes - Scribes, doctors of law, and Lawyers, were only different names for the same class of persons
Reproach (2) - But the Evangelist, it is to be noted, does not say that Jesus insulted any one; it is ‘one of the Lawyers’ who accuses Him of insulting the legal class
Council - The Lawyers who attended, says Father Paul, "knew little of religion, while the few divines were of less than ordinary sufficiency
Appreciation (of Christ) - Inspite of all the enmity written there; remembering that there were those who saw in Him an ally of Beelzebub (Matthew 12:24), working with the devil’s aid; that some called Him ‘a gluttonous man, a wine-bibber, friend of publicans and sinners’ (Matthew 11:19); that Lawyers, and Pharisees, and Sadducees were ever watching to trip Him (Matthew 22:15), and plotting with Herodians (Matthew 22:16) to destroy Him; that the Galilaean cities, which should have known Him best,—Chorazin, Bethsaida, Capernaum (Matthew 11:21; Matthew 11:23), and even Nazareth,—rejected Him (Luke 4:28 f
Discourse - To this class belong: the discourse on Forgiveness, with the parable of the Two Debtors, given at the house of Simon the Pharisee (Luke 7:36-50); the beginning of the discourse on Tradition (eating with unwashen hands), though later ‘he called the multitudes,’ ‘and the disciples came unto him’ (Matthew 15:1-20, Mark 7:1-20); the Denunciation of the Pharisees and Lawyers at the house of a chief Pharisee (Luke 11:37-54); the discourse at another Pharisee’s house, where He discussed Modesty, Giving Feasts, and spoke the parable of the Great Feast and Excuses (Luke 14:1-24); finally, the discourse at the house of Zaccbaeus, with the parable of the Pounds (Luke 19:1-27)
the Widow With the Two Mites - And if it is only the inward estate of a more and more willing mind, what usurers we are, and what an obligation will He acknowledge and repay!...
Mutatis mutandis, as the Latin Lawyers said; making all allowance, that is, for the immense change of dispensation and of all other circumstances, the thirteen temple-chests of our Lord's day were just the Endowment Funds, and the Augmentation Funds, and the Sustentation Funds of our own land and day
Profaning, Profanity - ...
In the eyes of Jesus all this, however it might be defended by ecclesiastical Lawyers, was a desecration of His Father’s house, inasmuch as it was a hindrance to true spiritual worship
Ethics (2) - The question may be answered provisionally and generally: Jesus was not a Pharisee, and this means that His attitude towards many of the scribal maxims was a dissentient one; He was not a Judaean, but a son of the Galilaean peasantry, who knew how to evade the authority of Pharisaic doctors and Lawyers, and who were, in consequence, liable to the curse merited by those who ‘know not the law’ (John 7:49); and, accordingly, He regards Himself and His followers likewise as above the Pharisees’ rules about purifying. ...
The profoundly irreligious subtlety of the Lawyers is also exposed in Jesus’ prohibition of oaths
Luke, the Gospel According to - "Lawyers" six times stand instead of "scribes"; epistatees , "master," instead of rabbi six times, as more plain to Gentiles
John, the Gospel According to - ...
His adversaries are called "the Jews," the nation by the time of John writing having become through continued resistance of the truth identified With their hierarchical chiefs, Jesus' opponents; whereas in the synoptists the several classes of opponents are distinguished, "Pharisees," "scribes," "lawyers," "chief priests," etc
Scribes - , ‘lawyers’ (νομικοί) and ‘doctors of the law’ (νομοδιδάσκαλοι)
Absalom - Our doctors, our Lawyers, our ministers, and many of ourselves, will all subscribe to Newman's strong words in one of his sermons-'The inconceivable evil of sensuality
Rome, Romans - As administrators, Lawyers, soldiers, engineers, architects, and builders, they have never been surpassed
Clean And Unclean - Legal casnistry carried the cathartic ritual to a high pitch of complexity, and Jesus came into frequent conflict with the Jewish Lawyers over the point (cf
Elect, Election - ...
Though Jesus felt Himself forced to recognize, in the attitude of the Pharisees and Lawyers of His day, the failure of God’s people to realize the Divine purpose in them, He also recognizes no less distinctly that, according to that purpose, theirs was a high destiny (… τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θεοῦ ἠθέτησαν εἰς ἐαυτούς, Luke 7:30 Unity (2) - The Temple demanded cleansing at His hands; the synagogues were in possession of those scribes and Lawyers and Pharisees on whom He cried ‘Woe,’ as hypocrites
Papyri And Ostraca - Besides these there are many other editors, and every year adds to the army of workers on the texts; philologists and historians, Lawyers and theologians, all have found and are finding abundant work
Nestorian Church - In "the professions" doctors were generally Christian, and indeed are largely so to this day, while each faith had its own law and Lawyers
Trial-at-Law - The hearing before the judge was always in public, the judge being usually accompanied by a board of assessors (concilium), and the parties by skilled Lawyers and orators (advocati and patroni), who helped them in their pleadings
Apostles - No one will suppose that our Lord had any aversion to intellect, wealth, rank, genius, experience, in themselves, or that He preferred fishermen to Lawyers, and tax-collectors to priests