The Ten Commandments
A book by Joseph Lewis
Endnotes (converted from Footnotes)
The First Commandment
Endnotes for The First Commandment
1-1 Frazer, Folklore in Old Testament.
1-2 Ibid., The Golden Bough, p. 266.
1-3 The names of the deities of primitive religions were secretly guarded; there was a very important reason for this secrecy.
1-4 Edward Westermarck, Origin and Development of Moral Ideas, Vol. 2, p. 613. Hereinafter referred to as Westermarck, Morals.
1-5 There is a secret about this magic rod which will be revealed in a subsequent chapter.
1-6 The ritual meaning of this chapter is to be found in one of the Commandments written upon the second table of stone. It is the sacrifice of the first fruits to the Lord.
1-7 Charles, op. cit., p. xxviii.
1-8 Original letters, all in the author's possession.
1-9 Abram Leon Sachar, A History of the Jews, p. 14.
1-10 Professor Salo W. Baron, A Social and Religious History of the Jews, Vol. 1, p. 16.
1-11 Abraham Z. Idelsohn, Ceremonies of Judaism, p. 39.
1-12 Frazer, The Golden Bough, pp. 92, 93, 96.
1-13 Frazer, The Golden Bough, pp. 96, 98, 104.
1-14 Frazer, The Golden Bough, pp. 87-88, 101.
1-15 Ibid., pp. 84, 89, 99-100.
1-16 Frazer, The Golden Bough, p. 90.
1-17 Ibid., p. 65; also Exodus, Chapter 4, verse 25.
1-18 This recalls to mind a story told me by that master magician, Harry Houdini. Houdini was visiting a friend who had a ten-year-old boy. After he had performed some simple tricks for the amusement and amazement of the child, the boy was anxious for something more sensational and said to Houdini, "Make it rain." Houdini walked out on the porch and noticed from the dark, gathering clouds that a storm was approaching. He repeated a few sentences of hocus-pocus and, with some gestures, at which he was so adept, demanded that the heavens send forth rain. Very shortly thereafter the rain began to come down in torrent, and the boy was flabbergasted. Sensing that the storm was about over, Houdini asked the boy whether he would like to see him cause the rain to stop. Receiving an affirmative answer, Houdini reversed the order of the hocus-pocus, and the rain ceased! The boy, now believing that Houdini actually possessed magical powers, asked him to make it rain again. But Houdini, in a solemn voice, replied that the powers of the air must not be "tempted." Houdini told me this story several years after it had occurred. He thought the lad still believed that he possessed magical powers which enabled him to produce rain.
1-19 The Voice of Sinai, p. 99.
1-20 The Voice of Sinai, p. 100.
1-21 Frederick David Niedermeyer, The Ten Commandments Today, p. 15.
1-22 Niedermeyer, The Ten Commandments Today, p. 17.
1-23 Ibid., p. 19.
1-24 Rev. J. C. Masse, The Gospel and The Ten Commandments, p. 17.
1-25 Masse, The Gospel and the Ten Commandments, p. 17.
1-26 Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, The Ten Commandments, p. Il.
1-27 Hayes, The Ten Commandments, p. 31.
1-28 Ibid., p. 35.
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