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Old 08-14-2003, 10:50 AM
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Different version of the 10 Commandments

A sentence in a USA Today editorial states

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The First Commandment to most Christians and the Second to Jews is "thou shalt have no other God before me,".....
I also vaguely remember someone mentioning that Catholics also had a slightly different version of the ten commandments.

My questions are:

1) Are there different sets of the ten commandments for each religion/denomination?

2) If so, how did different sets of ten commandments evolve out of the same verses of Exodus?

3) What is so special about the first ten commandments as opposed to the other 621? Did the god of the Bible partition these off as more important than the others, or is this strictly man's doing?

4) I have never heard a Christian mention the 631 commandments, only Jews. Is there a discrepancy here? If so, why?
 

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