among the Jews, was one versed in the laws of Moses, which he expounded in the schools and synagogues ( Matthew 22:35 ; Luke 10:25 ). The functions of the "lawyer" and "scribe" were identical. (See DOCTOR .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Lawyer". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".