Rousas John Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law: A Chalcedon Study, Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press, 1973, p.689
"The basic biblical word for “law” is tora (or torah). Tora means not only instruction or teaching, but, fundamentally, “direction.” The law thus gives the God-ordained direction to life; a lawless life is a directionless life in the sense that no true meaning exists apart from God. Evil is not an absence or thinness of being, but is an ethical, not a metaphysical, departure from God. The greater the departure, the greater the loss of meaning. Hell has no community or meaning. It is the collapse of all community, meaning, and life into a radical negation."