An amateur Bible study leader shares thoughts, resources and studies, in hopes of getting to be a better teacher.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Big Ten
Well, almost nothing. Found a great resource on the Ten Commandments from the Jewish perspective. Check out Hebrew For Christians. It was invaluable when I was carving (painting) my stone (styrofoam) tablets. Worth brosing the rest of the site, too.
Also, if you're investigating the different ways Christians parse them, try Wikipedia. The article both sort out the Exodus vs Deuteronomy revelations, and the Jewish vs Anglican vs Catholic/Lutheran break up. One of the odd situations where there is a differance and the Lutherans agree with the Catholics instead of the Anglicans. Commandments 1 & 2 and 9 & 10 are the sticking points.
One of the misconceptions I've dealt with this time through Exodus is that the Ark held the broken fragments of the first set of tablets. It may have, but Moses also got a second set on the occasion that the Lord passed by him in the cleft in the rocks.