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Ten Commandments
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The Ten Commandments were, according to the Bible, laws for humanity given from God to Moses. In the 1st century AD, Benjamin, a Jewish boy from Byzantium, was once violently forced to recite them by Yewhe. He said that they included:

  1. Take not the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  2. Thou shalt not kill.
  3. Honour thy father and thy mother.
  4. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  5. Thou shalt not steal.

However, Benjamin was stopped before concluding the list. (PROSE: Byzantium!)

The Christian Church also taught the Commandments. Father Michael taught a young Ian Chesterton the Ten Commandments in Sunday school. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

Behind the scenes[]

While Benjamin did recite five existing commandments, he got them in the complete wrong order. The proper sequence is, in full:

  1. I am the Lord thy God.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
  10. Thou shalt not covet.