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Re: Ten Commandments

ja' SuStel:
>Umm, I don't know anything about the original Hebrew, but doesn't the word
>"Commandments" kind of imply . . . I don't know . . . "commands"?

loQ 'IvrIt vISovmo', chaq mu' vIQIjlaH.  'IvrIt lalDan ghItlhDaq, <mu'mey>
neH luperlu'.  roD "mitzvah" luponglu'.  rapchu'be' "mitzvah" "commandment"
je.  chaq <potlh> <ngoQ> joq 'oSlaH "mitzvah".  rut "commandment" 'oH, 'ach
'opvaD motlh chut'a' 'oHbe'. yIHotlh.  "commandments or
precepts" yIlaD.

>At least
>in the Klingon version, I'm sure that would be okay . . . .

It's okay in just about every version that exists, actually, including
scholarly commentaries on the Pentateuch.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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