Sunday, October 07, 2018

Specifying the Ten Commandments?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Understanding Israel’s 10 Commandments. Are the 10 Commandments really a moral code? (Shawna Dolansky). A nice overview of the Decalogue from a scholarly perspective. Everyone agrees it contains ten commandments, but different traditions divide them up differently.

I have commented on the meaning of the sixth commandment (prohibiting "murder," sort of) here. There is more on the (Samaritan) stone decalogue tablet, pictured in the essay, here and links.

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