Williamsburg Regional Library

What are the Ten Commandments?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Tim Foley - paperback

"Here is the story behind the ten laws that have been the guiding light of Judeo-Christian belief. Not just about Moses, whose origin story leaves open questions, this book looks back at the time when the commandments were written, how the belief in one all-powerful God set the Israelites apart from other ancient peoples, and the roles the Ten Commandments have played in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It also looks at what each individual commandment means and how together they form the basis of leading a moral life as well as forming a just government"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
What are the ten commandments? -- The Israelites become slaves -- An Egyptian prince -- Into the desert -- Forty years of wandering -- After Moses -- One God vs. many gods -- The commandments, one by one -- Was Moses real? -- The covenant with God -- The commandments and other religions -- The commandments and the founding fathers -- The ten commandments live on
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations, maps, 21 cm.

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  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US