Laws predating the 10 commandments
Hey, I came across "the 42 laws of maat" not to long ago and obviously I don't believe Moses copied or stole the ten commandments from "the 42 laws of maat " So my question is what would be the best apologetic response to someone who believes the ten commandments were stolen?A proper apologetic response would demand a lot more information from the objector/conspiracy theorist.After the full forty days, Moses and Joshua came down from the mountain with the tablets of stone: "And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount." consists of God's re-telling of the Ten Commandments to the younger generation who were to enter the Promised Land.The passages in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 contain more than ten imperative statements, totalling 14 or 15 in all.Thus, by the time of Enosh or spelled as Enos in Greek text, this endeavor was in full swing.That (Enosh) epoch of human History, according to the best scholars marked the time this deception began in earnest.Understanding how the devil does his best to twist the truth to have folks doubt the bible and God, I find it no surprise that such arguments are popular today to say the bible borrowed from ancient paganism without considering that people strayed away from the knowledge of God to suit their own ends.Thus, the devil continues to cast doubt on God's name/character so that people justify themselves not to call upon the Name of the YHWH today.
It's way, way, way too easy to throw out some historical fact and then make a general and unsubstantiated claim that this fact somehow disproves some religious claim. "I totally agree due to the fact that it's a issue of morality.
This is not what is counted in such debates, that Adam and Eve once walked with God, knew Him as did the earliest family line.
That came first - Not the teaching of Maat or Hammurabi's code, or even Buddha's saying. Adam/Eve, Seth and Enosh came way before Egyptians, Babylonians, Canaanites, Greeks, Romans, Celt's..and noblest writings we have recorded in archaeology.
we see at the very heart of that system it falls flat on it's face and it crumbles. Hey, I came across "the 42 laws of maat" not to long ago and obviously I don't believe Moses copied or stole the ten commandments from "the 42 laws of maat " So my question is what would be the best apologetic response to someone who believes the ten commandments were stolen?
What one forgets is that Adam and Eve - Abel, Cain, Seth, and Enosh's generations knew who God is.
The biblical narrative of the revelation at Sinai begins in Exodus 19 after the arrival of the children of Israel at Mount Sinai (also called Horeb).