4 02, 2015

Prophets, rabbis, and philosophers changed the Decalogue

By |2015-02-04T12:33:23-07:00February 4th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                         Prophets, rabbis, and philosophers changed the Decalogue   I have been mentioning that Judaism has changed many biblical commands. In my book “Mysteries of Judaism, I showed that the rabbis modified every one of the biblical holidays, without exception. One would think that the rabbis would not alter the Decalogue, the fundamental biblical [...]

22 01, 2015

Philosopher Philo’s view of the Decalogue

By |2015-01-22T04:32:02-07:00January 22nd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                 Philosopher Philo’s view of the Decalogue   Besides changing biblical law as in the example described in note 6 below, where the scriptural prohibition against “coveting,” which clearly means “desire,” was defined as “stealing,” Jewish sages, philosophers, and rabbis disagreed over what exactly the Bible was saying.   The oft-used term “Ten [...]

12 02, 2014

Does Joshua 24 deny the revelation of the Decalogue at Sinai?

By |2014-02-12T07:05:01-07:00February 12th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                         Chapter 24                         Does Joshua 24 deny the revelation of the Decalogue at Sinai?   The chapter contains an account of a covenant that Joshua made with the Israelites in the city of Shechem[1] toward the end of his life. He persuaded them to agree to never abandon God by worshipping idols. He [...]