The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code

The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code

by Dennis Prager


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The most important words ever written are the Ten Commandments. These words changed the world when they were first presented at Mt. Sinai to Israelites, and they are changing it now. They are the foundation stones of Western Civilization.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621574170
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 224,558
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dennis Prager is a national bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. A noted thinker who is equally at home in the secular and religious worlds, he taught the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (the Torah) verse by verse from the Hebrew for more than twenty-five years at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is the author of many books including The Rational Bible: Exodus, Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual, and Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph, and is the co-founder of Prager University.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

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

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