The words of the conventional wisdom 10 commandments WERE SPOKEN! If these words were spoken by God|Moses, who wrote them down? So, we don’t have the stone tablets referred to below but we have the above spoken words ? The conventional wisdom 10th commandment is abominable. Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the LORD. You can say that God was in charge of allowing Moses to live 40 days without food and water but then what is the big deal?
These “conventional wisdom” 10 commandments were merely spoken. It equates wives and manservants and maidservants with houses, oxen, asses and any other property that is thy neighbor’s. The next time Moses received the 10 commandments, after 40 days and 40 nights on the mount, There are stone tablets written by “the finger of God”. Ahh, much more to the point; all the firstborn in Israel (both man and beast) belong to the LORD, just as they did in Egypt. It isn’t even worth mentioning if it’s a God miracle. A document of stone written by Moses would surely be worth preserving at all costs.
There is nothing about stone tablets in this first narrative. None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.34:4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone. Lest you believe that this is from an odd-ball translation, read 19 different bible translations HERE . This section has been challenged by Mitchell below. You are to sacrifice your first born son to God right along with your ass or a lamb instead of your ass. Lest you think I am misquoting this passage, you are invited to see it represented in 19 different translations in the Bible Hub. The real 10 commandments are even less prohibitive of amoral behavior than are those commonly accepted 10 commandments. Heck, God had a man killed for collecting sticks on the sabbath). Yes the temple was destroyed several times over but the stones written on by God and/or Moses surely would have been removed prior to the destruction.
Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: ), by God to Moses. They all say the same thing “…these are the 10 commandments”. He says I am misreading the concept of “redeem” and “consecration”. So, we have two, maybe three different versions of the 10 commandments. One of the versions is wrong and therefore the Bible is wrong. The Egyptians shaped stones in the pyramids by pounding rock on rock, but that wouldn’t have worked for Moses because he was etching intricate hieroglyphic (not Greek or Arabic) characters into stone. We have no idea how Moses Don’t say that God wrote them because the last we’re told, Moses is doing the writing. The fact that there is no trace of stone written on by God or Moses is a strong indicator that they never existed. The 10 Commandments fail to prohibit atrocities that have been universally recognized throughout the ages as equal to or more heinous than lying, coveting, stealing or murder. Almost universally, people will identify slavery, torture and kidnapping as the most heinous of acts one person can perpetrate on another person. slavery, torture, kidnapping, child molestation, rape not included in God’s list of proscribed behaviors?
I had a Jewish friend claim that “it only says 10 in the Christian bibles but when you read the Hebrew, it doesn’t say 10 commandments. How is it that conventional wisdom gives us the version that was recited (Moses went down and spake/ god spake ) to the Children of Israel? There never was a written record of those 10 commandments that are now recognized as THE 10 commandments. There is no question that the bible is wrong on this matter. Yeah, that’s it a Stanley chisel purchased from Lowes (or Home Depot). Wasn’t the Ark of the Covenant moved around until it was lost? Biblical scholars estimate that the size of the Exodus would have been more than 1.5 MILLION (who would have formed an 85 mile long column, 10 abreast, 3 feet between rows) people, the same number of people who live in Philadelphia. Why are the worst possible crimes against humanity ignored in favor of homage to God?
Leviticus -29 and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.
Exodus in Hebrew Exodus 13:2 in Hebrew Exodus in Hebrew And then of course this is confirmed in Leviticus and Numbers.
There are three radically different accounts of what happened after Moses angrily smashed the tablets containing the 10 commandments when he came down from Mount Sinai. And do you think that prior to hearing Moses recite the commandments, everyone thought that it was OK to commit adultery, murder, theft and perjury? How could Moses possibly have communicated with all of them? Nowhere in the bible is there any admonishment not to do any of the above barbaric, savage atrocities.These accounts are well discussed in “What Really Happened After Moses Broke The Tablets? Even though it was Moses who purposely broke the stones containing the words of God, God wants those who thought Moses was gone forever to be killed. These contradictions are all that is needed to prove the bible is wrong. There were already laws against all of those transgression codified by Confucius, Hammurabi and others. In the first set of unwritten, “conventional wisdom” 10 commandments, the tenth “commandment” condones behavior we find reprehensible: women are seen as chattel, no different than the house, the oxen and the ass or any other object the neighbor owns. In fact slavery is condoned in both the old and new testaments.” written by Thomas Mc Daniel from Palmer Seminary. “And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. According to God, EITHER one should not kill OR one should kill those who don’t believe you. Ancient Egyptian Laws from which the Children of Israel had “escaped” were far superior to what God told Moses. God even gives instructions on “How To Sell Your Daughter Into Slavery” (Exodus 21:7-8). All of the examples can withstand any spin the apologists want to apply.Briefly, here are the variations: And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. God commands us not to kill but in the next breath commands us to kill anyone who does anything on the Sabbath. By the way, in the next three books of the Pentateuch, God commits, commissions and condones 143 separate instances of rape, murder, infanticide, genocide, slavery and torture. According to the Bava Batra* the length and width of each of the Tablets was six Tefachim, and each was three Tefachim thick – respectively roughly 20 and ten inches. Mount Sinai displays a ring complex that consists of alkaline Granites intruded into diverse rock types, including volcanics. And yes, we know the New Testament uses the word “servant’ but the behavior described, that is, , is slavery! * Bava Batra – the third of the three tractates in the Talmud in the order Nezikin.The granites range in composition from syenogranite to alkali feldspar granite. A loving god would have included these despicable acts in his prohibitions. We have just provided numerous examples, in just this one story of the 10 commandments, where the bible is in error, e.g. With all that considered, let’s take the middle ground – the weight of the rock in that area then is 3500 pounds per cubic yard. So, whether or not you believe the fable of the 10 commandments, you have to see that no truly loving God, wishing the best for his children, would have failed to prohibit the worst kinds of human deprivation.