Ten Tidbits About the Ten Commandments

1.¬†Although commonly referred to as the "Ten Commandments," in the Hebrew Bible itself they are not so called; rather, they are referred to as the "ten words/sayings" (Exod 34:28; Deut 4:13; 10:4). Thus a better designation perhaps is that derived from the ancient Greek translation of the Bible, known as the Septuagint (LXX), from the 3rd or 2ndcentury B.C.E: the "Decalogue." ¬†The word "Decalogue" comes into English via French and Old Latin from the Greek, deka meaning "ten," and logos (pl. … [Read more...]


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