Given their staggering importance, you would think that all societies, and certainly our educational and religious institutions, would be intent on studying them closely. Sadly, this is not the case. Our schools ignore them and our churches and synagogues take them for granted. But here's a simple test: Who among us can even name all of the Ten Commandments? And even among those who can name them, how many can explain them in a way that makes sense to the modern eye and ear?
If you are a person of faith, this book will strengthen it; if you are agnostic it will force you to rethink your doubts; if you're atheist, it will test your convictions. For people who have thought little about the Ten Commandments, as well as for those who have a sophisticated understanding of them, it will be a revelation.
That's a lot to ask of a little book, but the only thing that's little here is the length. The ideas are very big.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Ten Commandments xvii
Commandment I I Am the Lord Your God 1
Commandment II No Other Gods 9
Commandment III Do Not Misuse God's Name 19
Commandment IV Remember the Sabbath Day 27
Commandment V Honor Your Father and Mother 35
Commandment VI Do Not Murder 43
Commandment VII Do Not Commit Adultery 53
Commandment VIII Do Not Steal 63
Commandment IX Do Not Bear False Witness 73
Commandment X Do Not Covet 83