(And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will (future tense; fulfilled Exodus 31:18) give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
Exodus 24:7,8 confirms Moses wrote the Ten Commandments with his own hand with ink before it was written in stone. Paul refers to BOTH the hand written and the stone versions of the Ten Commandments.
Fact #1: The Old Covenant was Ratified after the Ten Commandments were spoken by God on Mt Sinai in Exodus 20.
Fact #2: The Old Covenant was Ratified before the Ten Commandments were Written on Stone in Exodus 31
Fact #3: The only “law” with any real substance at the time the Old Covenant was ratified with blood was a copy of the Ten Commandments written by the hand of Moses in Exodus 20. The ceremonial laws found in Leviticus has not yet been written. Read more…
Chronology of Events
- The Covenant is Ratified in Exodus 24:7-8
- Moses is invited to go up into the mountain after the covenant is ratified! Exodus 24:12
- The Ten Commandments are Written on Stone by the Finger of God Exodus 31:18
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Corinthians 3:3,6
The Ten Commandments were written by both the hand of Moses in Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5 and by the finger of God on tables of stone. (Exodus 24:7,8; Hebrews 9:17-20; Exodus 31:18).