Transitions: Logy, the Phenomenological Logic of the Decalogue
To think god's thought after Him, it would be wise the fill in the gaps of His sequences, and thus to see how He transitions.
Thus, the Declogue.
Prologue: I brought you out of Egypt.
First Word: Have no other gods before me.
What is the 'logy'? How is this transition made? Could it be, 'Whoever brings you out of Egypt (bondage) is your god before whom you are to have no other gods?
OK, First Word to Second (Protestant 'numbering). No idols, no carving of them, etc.
Logy? If you have one type of god (none other before Him) you can't have a carved one?
You get the idea. Do it for all 10. Then do it for the transitions between them. How does God get from 'Whoever brings you out...,' to 'If you have one type...'?
Continue on until you have a 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 set if transitions--what will you find.
Two other things. There are transitions between layers, on both sides of this structure.
There are overarching and internal transitions. The overarching starts with no other gods, and ends with no coveting.
Internally we can see Father, Son, Holy Spirit. and with 5 and 8, Adam's sin. 6 and 9, Cain's. 7 and 10, Seth's.
We can also see differences in iterations. Deut vs. Ex., Daniel is in a Decalogue form, it is said, the rich young ruler--some left out?
Love in King Jesus,