Ten Commandments Relief
Wall Hanging Relief Of The Ten Commandments
cultured marble, this wonderful representation of the
original Ten Commandments displays the word of God in your
home or office. The cracks and pitting in this exquisite
relief gives this piece the appearance of an ancient
artifact, much like the two tablets Moses may have engraved
on Mount Sinai. The large version of our Ten Commandments
relief measures roughly 14" high x 14" wide and weighs
approximately 8 lbs. The small version of our Ten
Commandments relief measures 7" high x 7" wide and weighs
approximately 2 lbs.
Purchase This Item
- $ 49.95Large Ten Commandments
- $ 29.95Small Ten Commandments
History Of The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are an excellent piece of literature of the Old
Testament, which was given by God Himself, through Moses, to the people
of Israel, and which was destined to shape the morals of the society of
the world. The effects of the Ten Commandments on Christianity are
The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, constitute the ethical code by which the human race is guided, on the one hand, to believe in the true God, and, on the other hand to sustain the godly society in the attainment and application of God's will on earth. The Ten Commandments were kept undefiled and handed down to us as a treasure and monument of Christian civilization. The Christian Church has embodied the Ten Commandments as a basic moral code of, discipline toward God and toward men. "There is probably no human document which has exercised a greater influence upon, religion and morals than the Ten Commandments."
Moses is an outstanding personality of the Old Testament who is a critical character in the history of the Ten Commandments. Moses is known not only for his leadership and statesmanship, but especially as a religious forerunner of Judaism. Moses' destiny was planned by God Himself to lead the people of Israel out of the Egyptian bondage and into the wilderness, a land north of Mt. Sinai and between Egypt and Palestine their new dwelling place. Moses knew this land well because he had spent 40 years in exile from the Egyptians in this area with a great man his father-in-law Jethro, who gave counsel to him.
Three months after the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt, Moses their leader, appealed to Almighty God for inspiration in order that the people of Israel might live peacefully and prayerfully under the guidance and shelter of God. God responded by calling Moses to climb Mt. Sinai, where He could give him His covenant to present to the people of Israel as God's word and they confessed: "All that the Lord has spoken, we will do" (Exodus 19:8).
Moses spent 40 days with the Lord, Who "gave to him, when he had made an end of speaking with him upon Mt. Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God" (Exodus 31:18). Thus the precepts divinely revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai and engraved on two tables of stone were given to Moses. Moses had created the Ten Commandments. The tables were broken by Moses upon coming down from the mountain because of the idolatry of the people (Exodus 32:19), but later were replaced by another pair (Exodus 34:1).
The text of the Ten Commandments is preserved in the Old Testament in two versions, one in Exodus 20:1-17, and the other in Deut. 5:6-18. The Ten Commandments, apart from the prohibition regarding images and the precept of observing the Sabbath, contain rules of life that are the common property of mankind. As such, the Ten Commandments have been deepened by our Lord's teachings in the Sermon on the Mount and summed up by Him in the precepts of love toward God and one's neighbor, as it is mentioned in Mark (12:29-31), "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might" also, "thou shalt love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandments greater than these." (cf Deut. 6:4,5; Lev. 19:18). The Ten Commandments have and always will be a staple of Christianity.