Ten Commandments In The Bible

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What are the Ten Commandments?

The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are laws that relate to worship and ethics in the Bible which are vital to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. These religions interpret them diversely and number the verses in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:4-21 differently into ten commandments. The Hebrew Bible contains these Commandments in Exodus and Deuteronomy. The first mention is in Exodus 19 when the Israelites arrived at Mount Sinai. The Jewish traditions state that Exodus 20:1-17 is God’s first discourse of the commandments on two tablets however Moses broke them during an act of anger towards the Israelites who, during his absence, collectively compelled Aaron to create a golden calf for them to worship. Much later Moses rewrote the ten commandments and placed in the …show more content…

However, Texas State capital displays large replicas of the ten commandments. By law, the US prohibits the establishment of religion. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Fraternal Order of Eagles placed over ten thousand images of The Ten Commandments in schools and courthouses although they omitted the numbers as this made it appear sectarian. Consequently, during the early days of the 21st Century, political and religious organizations filed lawsuits questioning display of the Ten Commandments in Public Buildings. The opposers argued that this violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States while the proposers argued that the Commandments represented moral and legal foundations of the society. The U.S courts continuously ruled that the Ten Commandments excluded other religions not related to Judeo-Christian religions. However, the courts did not rule against the display of the Ten Commandments in relation to the historical context of the development of

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