- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 12, 2006
See how the edicts supposedly delivered from God to Moses have shaped centuries of human experience.
- Why do the Ten Commandments survive while another 603 languish largely forgotten?
- A compelling investigation of the fundamental underpinnings of Judeo-Christian society.
- Part one of a two-part series.
What's the real story behind history's most famous written document? THE TEN COMMANDMENTS examines the three different--and sometimes contradictory--biblical accounts of Moses on the Mount, and then looks at each of the 10 Commandments in historical context. Adultery, perjury, murder, theft, graven images, Sabbath laws, coveting--what did they mean then? And do they mean anything today?
There were not just 10, however--Moses issued 603 other edicts to his followers. Discover what was in these commandments and why have they been largely forgotten. A host of top thinkers, including legal author Alan Dershowitz and Old Testament expert Daniel Smith-Christopher, reveal how the issues raised by the 10 Commandments have been viewed--and punished--throughout history. From ancient times to modern times, see how the definitions, the laws, and morality have changed within the parameters of history's most formidable "Top 10" list.