A Brief Study of the Tabernacle

By Ellsworth A. Archer

Chapter 11


EX. 20

     After the Children of Israel had come out of Egypt and were camped in the desert of Sinai, God had called Moses up to the top of the mountain, where He talked with him and gave to him the ten commandments which God himself wrote on tables of stone. He commanded Moses to place them in the ark of the covenant. (Deut. 10:2; Heb. 9:4.) These are often referred to as written by the finger of God. These commandments may be divided into two parts. The first part-or the first four-contain our duty to God; and the second part - or the last six commandments contain our duty to our neighbor.

     As these commandments, or laws, were written on tables of stone so they could not easily be erased, so God will write His law on our Hearts.

     I will put my laws in their hearts, and in their minds will I write them. (Heb.l0:l6a.)