When people think about the term “law” today, we normally understand it as a system of rules that regulate human behaviour within a country or community. While this understanding of law occurs in the Bible, the word “law” is also used in other ways. The term “law” translates the Greek and Hebrew words nomos or torah, respectively. However, these terms mean different things in different OT and NT contexts. That’s why it is important to understand the law or instruction of God within the overall context of the Bible. For example, what did Jesus mean when he said, “Do not think that | have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; | have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them” (Matt 5:17)?