Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On Law
Q[104] Of The Judicial Precepts
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We must now consider the judicial precepts: and first of all we shall consider them in general; in the second place we shall consider their reasons. Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] What is meant by the judicial precepts?

A[2] Whether they are figurative?

A[3] Their duration;

A[4] Their division.