Sorry about that. It was a knee jerk reaction to someone who is unable to count.
Oh that is OK many nice people tell me often that I can not count.
Also tell us why the command between III and IV seems to be missing. Is it because there were other commands left out as well?
Please educate us.
How about ones about not concluding a covenant with any of the surrounding nations, not intermarrying, etc.?
I thought that it was a narrative
Now, lets cover the commandments written on stone tablets. Recall that Moses destroyed them, then returned to Mt. Sinai a 2nd time. God then re wrote the 10 as they appeared in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. I've shortened them to fit the post:
How many times were they written in stone?
So where did you get your "ten commandments"? Did you discover the phrase "ten commandments" at Exodus 34:28 and assume it referred to the preceding laws?
What do you think it was referring to?
Exodus 34: 27, 28 reads: "And Jehovah went on to say to Moses: “Write down for yourself these words, because it is in accordance with these words that I do conclude a covenant with you and Israel.” 28 And he continued there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights. He ate no bread and he drank no water. And he proceeded to write upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words."(Emphasis mine -Often translated as Ten Commandments)
Sounds good to me.
The answer lies in who did the writing. Jehovah wrote the second set of tablets as the first, but he told Moses to "write down for yourself these words. . . ". The Ten Commandments are just as they were written and have been cited over the centuries.
They sure do not seem to be the ones Christians speak of.
BTW, as for not boiling a kid in its mother's milk,there is a reason for that to have been repeated 3 times, I think.
What is it that you think the reason is?