It is a liturgical and ethical way constantly expatiated on by the prophets and priests, by rabbinic sages, and by philosophers.
Such conduct was to be performed in the service of God, the transcendent and immanent ruler of the universe, the Creator and the propelling force of nature, and the one giving guidance and purpose to history.
Moreover, the ancient Israelites’ entire mode of existence was affected by their belief that throughout history they stood in a unique relationship with the divine.
The people of Israel believed that their response to the divine presence in history was central not only for themselves but for all humankind.
Law embraces practically all domains of Jewish life, and it became the principle means by which Judaism was to bring about the reign of God on earth.