The January-February issue of Bible Study Magazine had a very helpful article by Dr. Michael Heiser on the Ten Commandments (pages 21-23). In it he discusses the various ways different religious groups have divided the commandments. While everyone agrees that there were only 10, there is disagreement surrounding which verses go together and whether some portions constitute one commandment or two separate commandments. A helpful chart lays out these differences that exist among Judaism, most of Protestantism and the Orthodox church, and Roman Catholicism and Lutheranism.
If you haven’t yet subscribed to Bible Study Magazine, it’s not too late to get a copy of the January-February issue—but the deadline is today (Thursday, February 5). So you need to subscribe very soon! All orders placed tomorrow will start with the March-April issue.
Want a sneak peek of what’s inside? The full text and the chart of Mike’s article, “Counting the Ten Commandments,” is now available at BibleStudyMagazine.com.
Interested in doing more reading and studying on the Ten Commandments? Here are a few books that you might find helpful:
- Written in Stone: The Ten Commandments and Today’s Moral Crisis by Philip Graham Ryken
- The Law and the Saint by Arthur Walkington Pink
- Living a Full Life: A Pictorial Interpretation of the Ten Commandments by Dirk Van der Merwe and Friedel Eloff