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tablets of the law

The two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments inscribed by God on Mt. Sinai (Exod 24:12; Exod 31:18; Exod 32:15-16; Deut 9:10-11; Deut 10:1-6). The first set was broken by Moses in his anger at the sight of the golden calf (Exod 32:19). The second set was placed in the Ark of the Covenant.