𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚠𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝙼𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎?
Joseph Smith Translation, Exodus 34:1–2 (in the Bible appendix)
When Moses came down from the mountain, he brought the law written on stone tables.
After finding that the Israelites had broken their covenant, Moses broke the tables (see Exodus 31:18; 32:19). Later, God commanded Moses to make another set of stone tables and take them back to the mountain (see Exodus 34:1–4).
Joseph Smith Translation, Exodus 34:1–2 (in the Bible appendix) clarifies that the first set of stone tables included the ordinances of God’s “holy order,” or the Melchizedek Priesthood.
The second set included “the law of a carnal commandment.”
This was a lesser law administered by the “lesser priesthood” (see Doctrine and Covenants 84:17–27), which was meant to prepare the Israelites for the higher law and higher priesthood so they could more fully enter into God’s presence.
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