The Ten Commandments

What does God really want from us? How can the rules and prohibitions in the Commandments be viewed as positive principles on how we should live our lives?

We discussed the Commandments in 10 sessions from September 16, 2001 through December 9, 2001. Presentations were by David Monyak.

Downloads: Overheads

1. Introduction. I, Adonai, your God am the One

2. Have no other God before Me

3. Do not lift up the name of your God for vain purpose

4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy

5. Honor your father and mother

6. Your shall not murder

7. You shall not commit adultery

8. You shall not steal

9. You shall not answer against your neighbor as a false witness

10. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor's

Downloads: Handouts

1. Introduction. I, Adonai, your God am the One

2. Have no other God before Me

3. Do not lift up the name of your God for vain purpose

4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy

5. Honor your father and mother

6. Your shall not murder

7. You shall not commit adultery

8. You shall not steal

9. You shall not answer against your neighbor as a false witness

10. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor's

References

 

Broken Tablets : Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves. Ed. by: Rachel S. Mikva. Introduction by Lawrence Kushner. Afterword by Arnold Jacob Wolf. Jewish Lights Pub; 1999

Do We Still Need the Ten Commandments? : A Fresh Look at God's Laws of Love & Changing Perspectives. John H. Timmerman. Augsburg Fortress. 1997.

Commandments of Compassion. James F. Keenan. Sheed and Ward. 1999

Exodus. (Interpretation. A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching.) Terence E. Fretheim, John Knox Press, Louisville, 1991

The Book of Exodus. Walter Brueggemann. In: The New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume I. Abingdon Press, Nashville, 1994

The JPS Torah Commentary. Exodus. Nahum M. Sarna. The Jewish Publication Society. Philadelphia, 1991

The Book of Exodus. A Critical, Theological Commentary. The Old Testament Library. Brevard S. Childs. Westminster Press, Louisville, 1974