Only Moses is allowed to approach Mount Sinai. The penalty for anyone else (riff-raff) who attempts it is… yup, death. A little harsh? Death will be the penalty for just about any transgression in the Old Testament.
There are so many opinions on the Ten Commandments. Here are 4 videos with different perspectives. This first one is the traditional apologetics version we all learned in Sunday school, or even public school if you’re old enough like me. The second demonstrates childhood indoctrination (makes me weep). The last 2 are critiques from non-believers. They’re all short, so enjoy.
This chapter has so much wrong with it that I don’t even know where to begin. But if you check the online version of the SAB, at the bottom of the page there is a whole list of blogposts that are way better than anything I could come up with. So check them out. And here are two lovely videos illustrating the concepts discussed in this chapter – in case you didn’t learn this stuff in Sunday school.