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Learn the story behind the ten laws that have been the guiding light of Judeo Christian belief.Not just about Moses, whose origin story leaves open questions, this book looks back at the time when the commandments were written, how the belief in one all powerful God set the Israelites apart from other ancient peoples, and the roles the Ten Commandments have played in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam It also looks at what each individual commandment means and how together they form the basis of leading a moral life as well as forming a just government....

Title : What Are the Ten Commandments? (What Was?)
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ISBN : 0515157236
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Penguin Workshop Dgs edition October 10, 2017
Number of Pages : 112 pages
File Size : 886 KB
Status : Available For Download
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What Are the Ten Commandments? (What Was?) Reviews

  • Ms. Gabriela R.
    2019-04-06 07:59

    I was really looking forward to this one, but saw right away I was in for a bumpy ride when I noticed a misleading statement on the first page: the author explains that Moses led the people out of Egypt and, despite hardships, "everyone believed God would protect them and lead them to the Promised Land." Anyone who has read the Old Testament knows that Moses had a helluva lot of trouble with the Israelites, and there were various episodes of the people losing their faith, wanting to turn back Egypt etc. So why tell children that everything was fine when it wasn't? In later chapters the book goes on to explain some of the problems of faith (most prominently the episode of the Golden Calf) but these incidents contradict the opening statement, so why was it not revised? As I continued to read I found other minor but significant mistakes: for example, on page 18, the author says that Moses married Zipporah, "an Israelite," when it is clear from the Torah that she was not and this fact resulted in some unfortunate gossip against Moses. In the section about Christianity, the author states that Jesus added a new commandment, "Love your neighbor as yourself," when any Bible scholar would know that this commandment was not new but is found in the book of Leviticus (Old Testament), and was famously stated in the negative by Hillel (born 110 BC), "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah. All the rest is commentary."