The Ten Commandments
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The Ten Commandments or Decalogue
The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives that, according to the Hebrew Bible, were spoken by God to the people of Israel from the mountain referred to as "Mount Sinai" or "Horeb", and later
In Biblical Hebrew, the commandments both translatable as "the ten words."
The phrase "Ten Commandments" is generally used to refer to similar
The Tablets of Stone, Stone Tablets, Tablets of Law, or Tablets of
According to the Bible, there were two sets: the first, inscribed by God, were smashed by Moses when he was enraged by the sight of the Children of Israel worshiping the Golden Calf; and the second, later cut by Moses and rewritten by God.
The Mosaic Law and the Ten CommandmentsCommonly called the Mosaic Law Mosaic Law God used Moses to give the moral law to the Children of Israel.
According to traditional teachings of Judaism in the Talmud, they were made of blue sapphire stone as a symbolic reminder of the sky, the heavens, and ultimately of God's throne; many Torah scholars, however, have opined that the Biblical "sapir" was, in fact, the lapis lazuli.
The Ten Commandments bring you these Bible verses:Deuteronomy 5:13-15
13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
14 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
15 And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.