This is a useful and concise article by Jonathan Bayes recommended by Dr. Richard Barcellos demonstrating the historical protestant view of the three-fold division of the law of God in response to objections that it was an new theological idea formulated during the reformation, the article also gives some useful Biblical examples to demonstrate the three-fold division in addition to the historical overview:

http://grbcav.org/2011/10/three-fold-division-of-the-law-moral-ceremonial-judicial/