Also Known As The Ritual Decalogue, The Tablets Of The

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Also known as the Ritual Decalogue, the Tablets of the Law, Tablets of Stone, Stone Tablets, Tablets of the Covenant and Tablets of Testimony. The biblical Hebrew name is "Aseret Ha-D 'Varim" while at the same time the Rabbinic Hebrew name is "Asereth Ha-Dibrof," with both names meaning the Ten Words or the Ten Matters. Later, in early 1500AD, with the Tyndale English translation the meaning was changed to the Ten Verses followed even later by the King James Version, around middle 1600AD, as the Ten Commandments. After Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, parted the sea, he climbed to the top of Mt. Sinai or Mt. Horeb to meet with God. Moses, as directed by God, takes with him two stone tablets to the top of the mountain and remains…show more content…
Even though the interpretation is different, both the Jewish and Protestant variations use the scriptures from Exodus 20:2-17. However, the Catholic version uses the scriptures from the Deuteronomy 5:6-21 along with omitting the prohibition against graven images due to their use of medallions, shrines, statues of saints and angels. Another difference can be found regarding the coveting of the neighbor 's household. The Catholic version also separates the coveting of goods and of the coveting of the flesh into separate commandments while the Jewish and Protestant version combines the scriptures concerning coveting. As noticed there are differences between these three versions of the Ten Commandments, beginning with the Hebrews version that begins with a statement not a commandment. Found in the Old Testament are four different versions of the Ten Commandments of which two versions are connected together and only two of these versions actually show the Ten

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