[b-hebrew] Re: stuma in Deut 5,21
deborahmillier at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 2 20:57:32 EST 2004
Karl Randolph wrote:
> What I noticed is that
> those verses mention
> the ten statements of
> the covenant, not ten
Okay, in that case, there dont exist ten
commandments at all. Ten utterances or matters,
yes. But *commandments*, no.
It might be popular Christian (or even Jewish) belief
that there were "ten commandments." However, such a
view does not exist among those better informed.
> As a legal document, the
> covenant has its first
> statement identifying the
> parties to it. Then I read
> this particular legal
> document as having nine
> commands following its
> introductory statement.
. . .Which was uniformly classified within the Torah
as MYRBDH TR&( (ASERET HADVARIM)with the number
ten receiving prominence. Therefore any stabs at
*nine* (by you or anyone else) are inorganic to the
text(s) of the Torah.
-- Michael Millier
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