No other document has had such a great influence on Western culture than the Ten Commandments. Many rulers and nations established their legal system based on the biblical laws that included the Ten Commandments, including our own nation. John Adams wrote, “As much as I love, esteem, and admire the Greeks, I believe the Hebrews have done more to enlighten and civilize the world. Moses did more than all of their legislators and philosophers.” In 1929 the White Plains (NY) Reporter observed, “No man in more than two thousand years has been able to improve upon the Ten Commandments as the rule of life.” Harvard Law School Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said, “The Ten Commandments are clearly a precursor to all Western Law, including American Law.”
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