Tablets of Stone

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According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tablets of Stone (also Tablets of the Law, Stone Tablets, or Tablets of Testimony) were the two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments when Moses ascended Mount Sinai as written in the Book of Exodus.[1]

According to the biblical narrative, the first set of tablets, inscribed by the finger of God, (Exodus 31:18) were smashed by Moses when he was enraged by the sight of the Children of Israel worshiping a golden calf (Exodus 32:19) and the second were later chiseled out by Moses and rewritten by God (Exodus 34:1).

According to Exodus 25:10–22, the tablets were stored in the Ark of the Covenant.