Monday, January 18, 2010

Counting Commandments

St. Augustine follows the Catholic enumeration of the Commandments:

And so do men live in opposition to the three and seven, that psaltery of ten strings, Your ten commandments, O God most high and most sweet. [Confessions III.8; emphasis added]

What three and what seven? The three commandments related to our duties to God, and the seven related to our duties to men.

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