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The Ten Commandments, Part 1: The Laws of God & Part 2: The Laws of Man DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • 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.

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