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Moses received Israel’s laws from God on Mt. Sinai. Although there were more than 600 laws given (613 according to Jewish tradition), the most notable and significant, inscribed onto two rock tablets by God, are the Ten Commandments:

  • You shall have no other gods before Me.

  • You shall not make for yourself an idol.

  • You shall not lift up the name of the Lord your God in vain.

  • Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy.

  • Honor your father and mother.

  • You shall not murder.

  • You shall not commit adultery.

  • You shall not steal.

  • You shall not bear false witness.

  • You shall not covet.

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Jeffrey Geoghegan, PhD, teaches at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California. Geoghegan has authored and coauthored numerous books and articles about the Bible. Michael Homan, PhD, is the department head of theology at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Homan has authored and coauthored numerous books and articles about the Bible.

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