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2FAB Episode 13: Exodus 20-31

2FAB Episode 13: Exodus 20-31

2FAB (Two Feminists Annotate the Bible) Episode 13: Exodus 20-31

God gives Moses ten commandments… plus a few additional instructions


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Michael W. Murphy

An interesting discussion would be: Can the Ten Commandments be derived from Gen. 9:3-17? Our Jewish siblings say that only Jews are bound by the Ten Commandments. All other humans are bound by Gen 9:3-17 and derive seven commandments also known as the Noahide laws (Establish courts to enforce the following prohibitions against: manslaughter, theft, idolatry, blasphemy, adultery and other sexual sins, eating a limb from a live animal.) from this passage. Unfortunately, today some of those arguments appear weak.

However, most importantly, the Ten Commandments and Noahide laws minimize our duty to prevent the deaths of others which is clearly implied by Gen. 9:3-17.

Ann Fontaine

And scholar Judith Plaskow says only men were bound by the laws.

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