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Based on commentators, there are several views on the significance of Moses being asked to carve the second set. 1. Punishment for Moses Moses having to carve the new tablets out of rock is a punishment for his anger and destruction of the first set. 2. Recognition for Moses Yahweh grants Moses recognition of his role: It is much more natural to seek ...


I can answer this question from the perspective of the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and the denominations that accept his theology. This answer is extracted from my article, "How God Speaks in the Bible to Us Boneheads." For a fuller explanation of these passages about the Ten Commandments, and of the giving of the Ten Commandments in general ...

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