Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: 2-17). The Western world owes much of its moral and legal traditions to the Covenant set forth in the Ten Commandments and the ancient laws of Israel. In fact, as holy writ, the Covenant with God was not a list of court decisions, but was rather akin to the notion of "fundamental law" later developed in constitutional legal thought.
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