Stained Glass Symbols — The Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments - Sacred Heart Catholic Church -  Wauzeka WIA Symbol of God’s Laws

The two stone tablets Moses brought down from Mount Sinai were not inscribed with Roman numerals, but this is how God’s Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, are often symbolized. Why are #1 through #3 (I, II, III) on one tablet, while #4 through #10 are depicted on the other? This is because the first three commandments relate primarily to God, while the latter seven relate to our neighbors.

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