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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – October 9 –
It has been argued that The Ten Commandments are not on the doors of the entrance to the SCOTUS. Here is what I found:
There is an engraving which depicts two tablets bearing the inscription on one I-V The other bearing the inscription VI-X. It’s kind of fuzzy isn’t it? But, two tablets can clearly be seen. Could they represent two stone tablets? Two stone tablets like the ones Moses is depicted carrying. The argument is made that the inscription refers to the bill of rights. Was the bill of rights written on two stone tablets? I would say the bill of rights was written on a piece of paper; unseparated. In other words, the bill of rights didn’t have two subheadings; I-V and IV-X.
Snopes regarding friezes:
I have written to Snopes requesting permission to reproduce a portion of an article on their web site. In the mean time I’ll paraphrase: Snopes says that the frieze of Moses contains a tablet, which depicts a portion of the ten commandments, written in Hebrew. Snopes search word-Hebrew
So, please explain how these tablets depict the bill of rights. The friezes referred to here are on the wall above the SCOTUS bench.
Picture of Moses carrying the Ten Commandments. My understanding is that this depiction of Moses is on the wall above the bench inside the SCOTUS.
A pastor from Lake Alamor Community church in California has filed a report on the Ten Commandments represented in the Supreme Court.