The term Book of the Covenant, used by scholars to designate the law collection in Exodus 20:18–23:33, is taken from Exodus 24:7: “And Moses took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the ears of the people, and they said all that God has spoken we will do and obey.” It is not clear, however, whether the biblical author refers specifically to this law corpus. Exodus 24:3 mentions “all the words of the Lord, and all the laws,” and these two designations may respectively refer to the Decalogue and the subsequent collection of laws.