Why did God write the Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone and not just one?


Exodus 34:1

ESV - 1 The Lord said to Moses, "Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the use of two tablets indicates the difference in focus between the first four commandments (which pertain to humanity's relationship with God) and the last six (which pertain to humans' relationships with each other).

April 19 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Eve Quave
I'm convinced it has to do with the Law of Two Witnesses, Deut. 17:6 & Deut. 19:15. We see the Law of 2 Witnesses all through the Bible. Example: Rev. 11, John 5:31-32, 37. Also, Joseph said to Pharoah, "As for the repeating of the dream twice, it means the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about". Both tablets would have been exactly alike, fulfilling the Law of 2 Witnesses.

July 17 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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