In 2012 The Gospel Coalition had collected questions from readers and asked various scholars to provide answers. One Old Testament question was submitted to Dr. Jason DeRouchie. This post links Dr. DeRouchie’s response to the following question:
Chris M. from Houston, Texas, writes,
The late Christopher Hitchens would mockingly cite what appears to be the “second” ten commandments in the Bible in Exodus 34, that on the surface appear to be radically different than the original ten in Exodus 20. This has bothered me from a lay perspective as I haven’t heard many sermons or found many commentaries explaining what this difference is all about. Can you help me reconcile these two passages, and understand which one is which and what the difference is?
You can read the answer that Dr. DeRouchie provides on the Gospel Coalition website. Just follow the link below.