The Ten Commandments tells the Biblical story of Moses from the Book of Exodus. It begins with Pharaoh issuing a decree to kill all of the baby Hebrew boys, including the infant Moses. Moses' family manages to hide him in a basket and send him downriver, where he is found and raised by Pharaoh's daughter. When Moses accidentally kills an Egyptian soldier, he is exiled into the desert, where he discovers the burning bush through which God tells Moses to return to Egypt and lead His people out of slavery. The story focuses on the Hebrews' flight out of Egypt, the establishment of the Ten Commandments, and the journey to the Promised Land.
The Ten Commandments exhibits a highly Christian worldview in which our omnipotent God is loving and just, and it encourages children the value of faith and repentance. Some scenes contain violence that may be frightening to very young viewers. Overall, this is a very uplifting family film that can be used as a helpful tool to introduce children to the Old Testament. [Courtesy of reviewer Josh Climo.]
Catholic Exchange has received 5 pairs of passes to The Ten Commandments and we want to give them to you. We will hold a drawing for the passes on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
To make this raffle a little more fun and interesting, we have ten questions on the Ten Commandments. To be entered into the drawing, you must correctly answer each of the ten questions.
You will simply need to email the answers to the questions along with your name, address, and telephone number to TenCommandments@CatholicExchange.com. One submission per person (and one person per email address) please. We will contact you if you win. Additionally, we will post the initials and hometowns of the winners on Tuesday, October 23, 2007.
Here are the questions…and good luck! (Complete sentences are NOT necessary.)
1. What person received the Ten Commandments from God?
2. Where did he receive the Ten Commandments?
3. On what kind of material were the Ten Commandments written?
4. Who are the first three Commandments are focused specifically on?
5. What day did God command to keep holy?
6. After the first three Commandments, who are we commanded to honor?
7. Abortion is a violation of which Commandment? (Just provide the command.)
8. Another term for wrongfully using of the name of God is what?
9. What does it mean to "bear false witness"?
10. What does it mean to "covet"?
Remember, just email the answers to these questions along with your name, address, and telephone number to TenCommandments@CatholicExchange.com.