There are many rules and codes throughout the Bible that are to be followed. In Exodus, the Ten Commandments are found.These are easily comparable to the codes found in the Book of the Dead and the Code of Hammurabi.Although the Code of Hammurabi is a set of laws and not moral rules for going to heaven, many things are similar.Yet, on some account, many things are left unmatchable.
Thefirst of the Ten Commandments cannot really be compared because it excludes all of the other gods.It proclaims that God is the only god, and no others come before him. (Exodus 3, pg. 41)The second commandment states that people are not to build "…graven images or any likeness of anything that is not in heaven or above…" (Exodus 4, pg 41), but in Mesopotamia and Egypt, it was considered a sin if you did not pay homage to the gods by building statues and such in their image.Not taking the lord's name in vain is similar in all religions.It is thought of as being tacky and rude, but also a sin in most major religions. (Exodus 7, pg. 41)For example, in Egypt it was stated in the Negative confession that to curse the gods it was a sin. (Negative Confession, pg. 29)The Sabbath, or the seventh day, is to remain labor free, for God made the world in six days, so working on his resting day is a sin. (Exodus 10, pg. 41) Honor your father and mother is similar to most c!
ivilized humans, for it is done out of mere respect for your parents. (Exodus 12, pg. 41)The next commandment is "you shall not kill," (Exodus 13, pg 41), which is stated in the Book of the Dead as being sinful. (Negative Confession, pg. 29)Yet, the Code of Hammurabi states that it is simply morally wrong to kill without just cause, and are to be put to death.The commandment against adultery (Exodus 14, pg 41)is also in the Code of Hammurabi, and is stated twice in the Book of the Dead. (Negative Confession, pg. 29)The commandment &…