promulgation of the Law in Mount Sinai.
And God spake
all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
bondage... ...And all the people saw the thunderings, and
the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain
smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood
afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and
we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come
to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces,
that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses
drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. (KJV)
de la Bible (1728)
Illustrated by Gerard
Hoet (1648-1733), and others.