The Old Testament views leadership in general as a privilege granted to an individual in order to serve the interests of those who are led. This view of leadership is reflected in particular in Deuteronomy's version of the Decalogue. This article offers a comparison of Deuteronomy 5's versions of the Decalogue with Exodus 20. It reflects on the sociological and theological significance of some of the shifts that occurred. Block then considers, in particular, the adjustments to the last command(s) in Deuteronomy, that is, the tenth commandment, and reflects on the last command as a window into the way Deuteronomy viewed a household.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2010. 26 pages.