Deuteronomy Vs Exodus

868 Words4 Pages
In the Bible there are two different versions of the Decalogue or otherwise known as the Ten Commandments. One is in Exodus 20:1-17 and one is in Deuteronomy 5. There are a number of differences between the Ten Commandments of Exodus 20 and the Decalogue of Deuteronomy 5. The main difference between the two is the way that they are written. In Exodus, the commandments are written as if Yahweh is talking straight to the people themselves. He gets right to the point and says the commandments with a very brief one-line introduction. It’s almost the opposite in Deuteronomy, in which Yahweh is talking through Moses to the people. In this version, Moses makes a long introduction, gathering all the Israelites and telling them that Yahweh gave him…show more content…
The first commandment should be “no other Elohim” and the second should be “no idols” because through out the passages in the bible that we have studied Yahweh has shown that although other Elohims do exist, he wants to be the only one his people worship (Starbuck, “Deliverance and Covenant,” 10/8/14). He is the one who sent Moses so why would they worship anyone else? The next commandments should be “don’t take Yahweh’s name in vain” and “keep Sabbath” because through out the passages that we have studied Yahweh does not like it when people talk badly about him or disobey what he says (Starbuck, “Deliverance and Covenant,” 10/8/14). The next commandment should be “honor parents” because they along with Yahweh are the ones who created you so you should honor that (Starbuck, “Deliverance and Covenant,” 10/8/14). These four commandments seem to be the most prominent and therefore I believe that they should go first. The last six commandments are also very important but should be common sense. Through the material that has been covered in class so far it seems as though these virtues should and are instilled young in life. There are some passages that contradict this but overall the previous four commandments are more important from what I have

More about Deuteronomy Vs Exodus

Open Document