The rendering in Exodus (Revised Standard Version) appears as follows: The Decalogue (The Ten Commandments) given by Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, at Sinai, plus the various traditions associated with earliest Israel yield all of the important elements of the Hittite treaty form but in an extremely succinct and simple form. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Medieval Reformed traditions, the prologue and the prohibition against false gods are one commandment and the prohibition against images is the second.
It is remarkable that the Ten Commandments Scroll has survived until today.
The Ten Commandments Scroll is written in Hebrew on a parchment scroll measuring just over 18 inches by 3 inches. The identity of the scribe who wrote the Ten Commandment Scroll is not known.
Some scholars propose a date between the 16th and 13th centuries ).Union Terminal Closed: Cincinnati History Library & Archives Closed: Cincinnati History Museum Closed: Museum of Natural History & Science Now Open: Duke Energy Children's Museum Closed: OMNIMAX Theater Witness the oldest, best-preserved parchment scroll of The Ten Commandments, containing text from Deuteronomy 5 - perhaps the most remarkable of all the Dead Sea Scrolls - in Cincinnati for 17 days only.A special gift from Great American Insurance Group has enabled Cincinnati Museum Center to bring the 2,100-year-old Ten Commandments Scroll to Cincinnati from Good Friday (March 29) to April 14, 2013, to join 10 other scrolls in our special exhibition .If the Ten Commandments are simply a summary of the legal and priestly traditions of Israel, they belong to an even later period.The Commandments contain little that was new to the ancient world and reflect a morality common to the ancient Middle East.