Bible study 157 – Deuteronomy 5

Moses repeats the first ten commandments, with some minor changes.

Now I finally understand why Christian accounts always seem to assume that the only thing written on the stone tablets was the (first) ten commandments. The original Exodus account implied that the tablets included the ten commandments plus lots of unrelated laws and regulations, but in this chapter and the previous it is explicitly stated that the first two stone tablets only included the (first) ten commandments. So again, it seems that Christian interpretations tend to prefer Deuteronomy over Exodus.

Deuteronomy 5:22
These words the Lord spoke (…), and he added no more. He wrote them on two stone tablets, and gave them to me.

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