If you offer a sacrifice of grain or meat to god, the grain must be in the form of fine flower and have oil seasons added to it and the meat should be salted. (Leviticus 2:1 and 2:13)
– who knew god was a galloping gourmet??
Don’t let cattle graze with other kinds of Cattle (Leviticus 19:19)
Don’t have a variety of crops on the same field. (Leviticus 19:19)
Don’t wear clothes made of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19)
Don’t cut your hair nor shave. (Leviticus 19:27)
Any person who curseth his mother or father, must be killed. (Leviticus 20:9)
If a man cheats on his wife, or vise versa, both the man and the woman must die. (Leviticus 20:10)
If a man or woman has sex with an animal, both human and animal must be killed. (Leviticus 20:15-16)
If a man has sex with a woman on her period, they are both to be “cut off from their people” (Leviticus 20:18)
Psychics, wizards, witches and so on are to be stoned to death. (Leviticus 20:27)
If a priest’s daughter is a whore, she is to be burnt at the stake. (Leviticus 21:9)
People who have flat noses, or are blind or lame, cannot go to an altar of God (Leviticus 21:17-18)
Anyone who curses or blasphemes God, should be stoned to death by the community. (Leviticus 24:14-16)
How’s about the book of Deutoronomy?
Anyone who dreams or prophesies anything that is against God, or anyone who tries to turn you from God, is to be put to death. (Deuteronomy 13:5)
If anyone, even your own family suggests worshipping another God, kill them. (Deuteronomy 13:6-10)
If you find out a city worships a different god, destroy the city and kill all of it’s inhabitants… even the animals. (Deuteronomy 13:12-15)
Kill anyone with a different religion. (Deuteronomy 17:2-7)
How’s about some rules for women? The old testament often views women as subservient, less than human. Exodus specifically sees them as the property of their fathers, having the ownership transferred to the husbands upon marriage, often requiring a ‘dowry’ to purchase the woman.
Women are not allowed to wear the clothing of men (or the other way around for that matter – Deuteronomy 22:5)
Of course there were other rules about modesty, not showing any excessive skin and even covering their faces. They were to be subservient to their husbands and not speak unless given permission from their husbands, not be seen in public without their husbands.
As shown in the prior comment, there are numerous rules throughout that require putting them to death even if merely the victim of someone else’s wrong doing.
Many suggest sections of the Old testament speak of rape and even gang rape of women regularly, albeit cryptically (Genesis 19:8 for example) Men with wives would often times keep multiple concubines in the earlier books of the old testament.
What about giving birth? Leviticus 12:1-5 “If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days…But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks…” I assume ‘unclean’ refers to how long her husband has to wait to rape her again?
Adultery as defined by the Old Testament was a crime against the man in a marriage. A married man could visit prostitutes or keep concubines, but his wife could not lay down with another man lest her and the man be put to death.
Women worthy of marriage had to be virgins before marriage. If they weren’t they would be put to death. Men had no such requirement nor any way to prove it one way or the other.
the modesty rules for women are also in the New Testament so even if you argue that the new overrides the old, sorry! (Timothy 2:9-10, 1 Peter 3:2-5, 1 Corinthians 11:4-7)
1st Peter 3:1 and 3:5 tells women to be submissive to their husbands. 3:3 says they should not style or braid their hair or wear any adornments (jewelry) or fancy clothing. I would also presume that wording to include the wearing of make-up and coloring of hair in that context. 1st Timothy 2:9 repeats this sentiment in the same fashion.
1st Timothy 2:12 again covers the submission of women and goes on to say they should remain silent, never teach or hold any authority over men. They should just be silent.
The comments in 1st Corinthians 11:4-7 are in the context of prayer and worship but say that women should cover their heads. To do otherwise is a dishonor that is akin to shaving their heads, and a shaven head should be covered.
Finally, I defer to George for the last word on the 10 commandments: