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Etched in stone [electronic resource] : the emergence of the Decalogue / David H. Aaron.

By: Aaron, David H, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : T & T Clark, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xv, 352 p.).ISBN: 9780567008350 (electronic bk.); 0567008355 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ten commandments -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Ethics in the Bible | Jesus Christ -- Teachings | Ten commandments -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Ten commandments | Religion | D�ecalogue -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | DekalogGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Etched in stone.DDC classification: 222/.1666 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Authorship theories : a brief survey -- Propehtic innovations -- Non-Pentateuchal historical retrospectives -- A silence too loud -- The covenant at Shechem -- The Deuteronomist -- The wilderness -- The golden icon motif -- The golden calf and the second set of tablets -- The Decalogues.
Summary: The document known as The Ten Commandments, more formally referred to as The Decalogue, remains among the most controversial and complicated passages in the Hebrew Bible. Even today, the twentieth chapter of Exodus continues to serve as a major religious and ethical icon within popular culture and religious communities, despite its many unexplained elements. Lawsuits over the display of Decalogue Tablets have occupied courtrooms in more than half the states of this country. And yet, few people understand that there is not one, but three versions of what are usually called "The Ten Commandments.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-339) and indexes.

Authorship theories : a brief survey -- Propehtic innovations -- Non-Pentateuchal historical retrospectives -- A silence too loud -- The covenant at Shechem -- The Deuteronomist -- The wilderness -- The golden icon motif -- The golden calf and the second set of tablets -- The Decalogues.

The document known as The Ten Commandments, more formally referred to as The Decalogue, remains among the most controversial and complicated passages in the Hebrew Bible. Even today, the twentieth chapter of Exodus continues to serve as a major religious and ethical icon within popular culture and religious communities, despite its many unexplained elements. Lawsuits over the display of Decalogue Tablets have occupied courtrooms in more than half the states of this country. And yet, few people understand that there is not one, but three versions of what are usually called "The Ten Commandments.

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Etched in stone by Aaron, David H., ©2006
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