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In short: two completely

In short: two completely different lists! We also wonder: Could the left column's requirements ever be used to create a religion like Christianity? The answer is simple: absolutely not! In fact, if we examine the “words” ( ) that the Elohìm has included in the Tablets of the Law as the Alliance's fundamentals, we realize that this pact has very practical basis; it is founded on rules that have very little to do with ethics as commonly understood. For instance, there are no rules about murder, nor respect of the neighbor's belongings and wife. Ultimately, this Alliance is a normal handbook establishing the rules of a relationship between two parties, one of which is undoubtedly the strong one (the ELOHÌM/ANUNNAKI called Yahweh) whereas the other is weaker; an emerging people, with the desperate need for support in its attempt to conquer a territory to inhabit. The inevitable conclusion We can only acknowledge how much the founders of Christianity have upset the commandments' order of importance. Since they wanted to create a religion, they had to ascribe those commandments as fundamental (written on the stone)and to consider them useful to their purpose. On the other hand, the Elohìm considered the other commandments as fundamental and with much more concrete obligations which could not be used to build a religious system as it is commonly understood. It is sufficient to read through the two lists to understand the basic difference, due to the fact that the Elohìm did not mean to create a religion, which, by contrast, was the purpose of those who have artificially created the texts. His purpose was quite different, in fact: he wanted to establish a covenant with the people who had to serve him in exchange for the conquest and possession of a territory into which they could settle. 114

The founders of Christianity, we might conclude, have deliberately concealed the Elohìm's purpose, replacing it with theirs. Actually, it is only by consequence of this transposition that Archbishop Ravasi (President of the Vatican Pontifical Council for Culture), in his book 500 Curiosities on Faith, 24 can write: the Decalogue is, however, as Luther himself said, the best mirror where to look up what you're missing and what you need to bee seeking. The “true” Decalogue would not fit with such a statement. 23 The quotations are from the "Section Two - The Ten Commandments." 24 Mondadori, Milan 2009. 115

scholarly editions other translation resources ... - UBS Translations
The Development of Biblical Prayer - Jewish Bible Quarterly
New Testament - Saint Mary's Press
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(Part 1)
Biblical Nonsense A Review of the Bible for Doubting ... - Paolo Cirio
Statistical Determination of Genre in Biblical Hebrew - Institute for ...
Genesis 1-11: Mythical or Historical? - Apologetics Press
God's Story of Creation - Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council
The Expositor's Bible Commentary—Revised Edition - Zondervan
Download the Jewish Book (pdf) - Center for Jewish History