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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Lawyers, Luke 7:30, called also "doctors of the law," Luke 5:17, among the Hebrews, were not pleaders before a court, but expounders of the Mosaic and priestly law, and copied it, so that it is not certain what was the difference between a lawyer and a scribe. Matthew 22:35; Luke 10:25; comp. Mark 12:28.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Lawyers'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/l/lawyers.html. 1893.