The Had to Know the Law

Deuteronomy 17:9-11, “If the case is too difficult, take it to the court at the place where the Lord your God chooses to be worshiped. This court will be made up of one judge and several priests who serve at the Lord’s altar. They will explain the law to you and give you their decision about the case.” CEV

Why were the priests involved? Because they spent their lives studying the Laws of the Lord. It would be similar to requiring lawyers to memorize the constitution.

It was so important for those in authority to know the Law that the King was required to write them all down with a priest watching him.

Deuteronomy 17:18, “…As soon as anyone becomes king, he must go to the priests and write out a copy of these laws while they watch!” CEV