The Special Laws

De Specialibus Legibus

Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man

1. Thou shalt have no other gods beside me.

2. Thou shalt not make to thyself an idol

3. The name of the Lord thy God

4. Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.

5. Honor thy father and thy mother

6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

7. Thou shalt not kill.

8. Thou shalt not steal.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness

10. Thou shalt not covet

The Basket of First-Fruits

On Circumcision

That the Festivals are Ten in Number

On Justice

On the Creation of Magistrates

Rewards of Priests

On Those Who Offer Sacrifice

On Victims

The Wages of a Harlot

"The day of the translation of the Bible into Greek was as calamitous as the day when the Golden Calf was made; Tractate Soferim 1.8-9." (Judaism and Christian Beginnings, Samuel Sandmel, p. 462)

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