BR 5:06, Dec 1989
The Nine Commandments
The secret progress of Israels sins
Embedded in the sequence of books from Genesis through Kings is a hitherto unnoticed sequence of violations of the Ten Commandments, one by one, book by book, by the community of Israel, leading, in the end, to her Exile.
I would like to suggest that this sequence of violations may reveal the hand of the final editor of this Primary HistoryGenesis through Kingsand reinforces its overarching theme: The violation of Gods law, step by step, commandment by commandment, results in Israels destruction.
Explaining all this is a tall order; I hope you will find it as gripping to read as I found it exciting to explore. Whether it is also compelling is for the reader to decide. I look forward to the letters that will soon appear in Readers Reply.