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The Ten Commandments

Bible Law Course

This is the first page of a series of web pages that present basic information about the Ten Commandments in the Bible and in American history.

   At the bottom of each page you will find a question. Upon answering you will not be given a 'right' or 'wrong' reply. Rather you will see how others answered that question in the past. You can compare your answer with theirs and form your own conclusions.

Click here.First, more about Moses in America. In Washington, D.C., in the Capitol Building, in the Chambers of the House of Representatives, on the wall directly opposite the Speaker's chair there is a sculpture of Moses. Symbolically, Moses watches over the House of Representatives.  And the House looks to Moses for instruction. (Did you notice? Moses has horns! For more information click on the picture.)

   If you were to leave the U.S. Capitol Building through the subway in the basement, again you would see the same sculpture of Moses greeting all who pass.

   Depictions of the Ten Commandments adorn several of the more important government buildings in the nation’s capitol. For example, every visitor that enters the National Archives to view the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence must first pass by The Ten Commandments embedded in the entryway to the Archives  

Continuing our journey around Washington we would come to the Jefferson Memorial. Inside the memorial, on the wall, you will find these words.

Jefferson spoke well of the Ten Commandments. Click to look inside.  "Almighty God hath created the mind free, all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens ... are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion ... no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively."  (Click on the Jefferson Memorial.)

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Question: When Jefferson said, "I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively." he had in mind The Ten Commandments.*




* Privacy: The provider of this course does not track any individual answers/votes. It is only the number of votes that is recorded, not who voted for what. The numbers of votes are returned to the students as percents.

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