While the ten commandments constituted the basis of the covenant between God and Israel, many other laws were given looking to their Enforcement. When the people heard the voice of the Lord, they were greatly frightened and requested Moses to hear the law and speak to them (Exodus 20:18-21; Deuteronomy 5:22,33). The following evidences are furnished that Moses left a record of the law and his other works:
- The Lord told him to write these words, meaning the law (Exodus 34:27);
- it is said that Moses wrote all the words of the Lord (Exodus 24:4);
- Moses told the people to write the law upon the posts of their houses, their gates, and upon plastered stones (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Deuteronomy 11:18-20; Deuteronomy 27:1-8);
- it is said that Moses wrote the goings of the children of Israel (Numbers 33:2);
- it is said that Moses wrote the law and delivered it to the priests (Deuteronomy 31:9-13,24-27);
- it is said that Moses wrote a song (Deuteronomy 31:22; Deuteronomy 32:1-43).
Moses learned the will of God as no other mortal man ever learned it-- God spoke to him face to face (Numbers 12:6-8). He spent eighty days and nights in Mount Sinai with the Lord (Exodus 24:12-18; Exodus 31:18; Exodus 34:1-28). These laws covered the whole range of human activity: