What Are the Ten Commandments?, McDonough, Yona Zeldis

What Are the Ten Commandments?

Authors: McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Series: What Was?
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JNF049140, JNF049170, JNF053200
Grade: 3 - 12
ISBN: 9780515157246, Related ISBNs: 0515157236, 0515157244, 0515157252, 9780515157239, 9780515157246
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Learn the story behind the ten laws that have been the guiding light of Judeo-Christian belief.

Not just about Moses, whose origin story leaves open questions, this book looks back at the time when the commandments were written, how the belief in one all-powerful God set the Israelites apart from other ancient peoples, and the roles the Ten Commandments have played in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It also looks at what each individual commandment means and how together they form the basis of leading a moral life as well as forming a just government.

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