Lexicon Entries

3551 Nomos* (nom'-os) from nemo (to parcel out) (Greek);

  1. anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command
    1. of any law whatsoever
      1. a law or rule producing a state approved of God
        1. by the observance of which is approved of God
      2. a precept or injunction
      3. the rule of action prescribed by reason
    2. of the Mosaic law, and referring, acc. to the context. either to the volume of the law or to its contents
    3. the Christian religion: the law demanding faith, the moral instruction given by Christ, esp. the precept concerning love
    4. the name of the more important part (the Pentateuch), is put for the entire collection of the sacred books of the OT