Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of biblical laws relating to ethics and worship, which play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. They include instructions to worship only God and to keep the sabbath, and prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, theft, and adultery. Different groups follow slightly different traditions for interpreting and numbering them.

The Ten Commandments appear twice in the Hebrew Bible, in the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. According to the story in Exodus, God inscribed them on two stone tablets, which he gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. Modern scholarship has found likely influences in Hittite and Mesopotamian laws and treaties, but is divided over exactly when the Ten Commandments were written and who wrote them.

Read more about Ten CommandmentsTerminology, The Revelation At Sinai, Two Texts With Numbering Schemes, Importance Within Judaism and Christianity, United States Debate Over Display On Public Property, Cultural References

Other articles related to "ten commandments, ten, commandments":

Ten Commandments Rulings - Religious Interpretations - Judaism - Use in Jewish Ritual
... During the period of the Second Temple, the Ten Commandments were recited daily ... from 150–100 BCE found in Egypt, containing a version of the ten commandments and the beginning of the Shema) but that this practice was abolished ... In later centuries, rabbis continued to omit the Ten Commandments from daily liturgy in order to prevent a confusion among Jews that they are only bound by the Ten ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - History
... The Ten Commandments are recognized as a moral foundation by Judaism, Christianity and Islam ... According to Church teaching, God offered a covenant—which included the Ten Commandments—to also free them from the "spiritual slavery" of sin ... Jesus acknowledged the Commandments and instructed his followers to go further, requiring "more, not less a 'righteousness (which) exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees'" ...
Ten Commandments - Cultural References
... The Decalogue, a 1988 Polish film, and The Ten, a 2007 American film, use the ten commandments as a structure for 10 smaller stories ...
Lutero - Controversy - Antinomian Controversy
... a sermon in which he claimed that God's gospel, not God's moral law (the Ten Commandments), revealed God's wrath to Christians ... Simply refusing to preach the Ten Commandments among Christians – thereby, as it were, removing the three letters l-a-w from the church – does ... On the other hand, Luther also points out that the Ten Commandments – when considered not as God's condemning judgment but as an expression of his eternal ...

Famous quotes by ten commandments:

    Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
    Bible: Hebrew Exodus 20:12, one of the Ten Commandments.