The Ten Commandments And The Commandments

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The Ten Commandments is a story taken out of the bible form the book of Exodus. The author of this excerpt is Moses. Moses was born in Israel, but he was a considered a Hebrew. As he approached adulthood, he became a sheep herder, and later on in life he became a prophet of the Lord. The story of the Ten Commandments was written in the year 1000 BCE.
During this time period the Pharaoh of Israel demanded that every newborn male child be drown in the Nile River. In addition, any Hebrew that was found by the Pharaoh or his people were captured and beaten. Moses was chosen by God to free the enslaved people of Israel. Therefore, the Israelites were considered to be under the leadership of Moses. Eventually, Moses and the Israelites ended up on Mount Sinai. On the third day, the Lord appeared with a thick cloud around the mountain and the sound of trumpets. He called upon Moses and delivered to him his Ten Commandments written on two pieces of stone.
The Ten Commandments were written to inform the Hebrew people, or the people of Israel, the laws of the Lord. These laws were a means to an end; a pact between the Lord and his people. Using Moses as his mediator, He gave these laws which guided them and protected them in every aspect of their lives. It says in the passage that “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” God is saying that if they continue to follow these rules he has made for them, they will live a well off…
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