Israel to display oldest known copy of Ten Commandments
The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.
The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem, has never before been publicly displayed in Israel and has only been shown in brief exhibits abroad, said Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The manuscript is so brittle that it will only be on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem for two weeks before it is returned to a secure, pitch-black, climate-controlled storage facility at the museum...
The constitution was based upon things like the Magna Carter, Lex Rex, the writings of John Locke, etc. It did not come into existence until the constitutional convention. The fact that the principles for it were earlier enumerated does not mean we can say the constitution of the U.S. existed before it was actually written.
Cain murdered Abel. Death penalty was put in place in Noah's day. Clearly taught in the Levitical law. God placed a restriction on the killing of Cain for murder.
A command that says don't eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is NOT the same as you shall have no other gods before me. In a real sense EVERY sin is a violation of the first commandment.
Paul did not the say the 10 commandments reigned from Adam to Moses but death.
In Exodus 34:28 and Deuteronomy 4:13&10:4 God clearly states He gave the 10 commandments on tables of stone to Moses for the children of Israel. God gave them a place and a time, who are we to contend with our Maker?
The concept of keeping the Sabbath was foreign to man prior to the exodus, thus some of Israel went out to gather manna on it.
The Bible makes it clear Abraham was declared righteous apart from and prior to the giving of the law.
The OLDEST Known COPY Of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Was-&-IS The ONE Moses COPIED From THE ORIGINAL, Which Was WRITTEN WITH THE VERY FINGER OF GOD HIMSELF At MT. SINAI--OF WHOSE *ORIGINAL* (WRITTEN WITH THE FINGER OF GOD) Moses Broke When He Came Down From Mt. Sinai & Found The Children Of Israel In IDOLATRY (via THE GOLDEN CALF); Of Which He (Moses) Destroyed Many Of Them (Children Of Israel) For Their Aforesaid IDOLATRY !
Wherefore The COPY Moses Made Of THE ORIGINAL TEN COMMANDMENTS (WRITTEN WITH THE VERY FINGER OF GOD HIMSELF) Has Been Since & Thus Further COPIED BY HEBREW SCRIBES Via THE ANCIENT HEBREW LANGUAGE & Is Found In ANCIENT HEBREW ala EVERY COPY &-OR TRANSLATION OF EVERY COPY Of THE ORIGINAL ANCIENT HOLY HEBREW TORAH-/-LAW That's Found IN EVERY "JEWISH"-'SYNAGOGUE' &-OR "CHRISTIAN"-'CHURCH' On PLANET EARTH TODAY !
"And HE (GOD) Gave Unto Moses, When HE Had Made An End Of Communing With Him Upon Mount Sinai, Two Tables Of Testimony, Tables Of Stone, WRITTEN WITH THE FINGER OF GOD."--EXODUS 31:18
"And THE LORD Delivered Unto Me (Moses) Two Tables Of Stone WRITTEN WITH THE FINGER OF GOD; And On THEM Was WRITTEN According To ALL THE WORDS, Which THE LORD SPAKE WITH YOU (ISRAEL) IN THE MOUNT OUT OF THE MIDST OF THE FIRE IN THE DAY OF THE ASSEMBLY."--DEUTERONOMY 9:10
"I feel pleased with the well-known saying which has been borrowed from the writings of Augustine, that man's natural gifts were corrupted by sin, and his supernatural gifts withdrawn; meaning by supernatural gifts the light of faith and righteousness, which would have been sufficient for the attainment of heavenly life and everlasting felicity.
Man, when he withdrew his allegiance to God, was deprived of the spiritual gifts by which he had been raised to the hope of eternal salvation. Hence it follows, that he is now an exile from the kingdom of God, so that all things which pertain to the blessed life of the soul are extinguished in him until he recover them by the grace of regeneration.
Among these are faith, love to God, charity towards our neighbour, the study of righteousness and holiness. All these, when restored to us by Christ, are to be regarded as adventitious and above nature. If so, we infer that they were previously abolished" (J.Calvin Institutes)