Excerpt from Tales and Maxims From the Midrash Just as the Written Law given by Moses emanates from God, whilst He Himself only proclaimed the first two commandments Of the Decalogue, owing to the Israelites being too terrified to hear God's voice (deut. 20. And the whole Of the Torah was then conveyed to Israel by Moses, so he likewise received the Oral law, which he was t allowed to commit to writing. This Oral law had to be taught by word of mouth side by side with the Written law, and thus the former became an unfolding and sequel to the latter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.