Originally Posted by BigJohn
I doubt your comment was directed toward me, but I was curious if either list of the 10 commandments is a replica of what Moses delivered to the people.
Secondly, why are there two different list?
Exodus 34:1 "And the LORD said unto Moses, Cut out two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which you broke.
Exodus 34:27 "And the Lord said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel."
So the LORD said to Moses that HE is going to write down the commandments and then HE tells Moses to write down all that the LORD has said before Exodus 34:27(34:1-26), in other words, those are not the ten commandments, but an addition to them, in other words, more details about them.
Deuteronomy 10:4 ( checj Deuteronomy 10:1-5) "And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me."
Hence the "he" and the "Lord" in the verse above, it's not reffering to Moses because "the Lord gave them unto me", the tablets were at the "Lord" because he wrote on them.
There are no two sets, the ten commandments were not changed after Moses broke the first tables, it's clear the they were the same, check Exodus 34:1 and read until you reach Exodus 34:27.
Now, some will go to Exodus 34:28 "And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments."
"And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments." - some would say that this is reffering to Moses but how is this even possbile when it clearly states that the Lord wrote them on the tables, this would be a contradiction, right? Do you think that the one who wrote down those words was not able to see the contradiction?
Check Exodus 34:10 "And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the Lord: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee."
Hence again that "he" with small letters, what about it now? It's not clear that it was that HE, always check the context because without a context you can create all sorts of distortions.
Just a bit of study and you have your answer.