Tablet (religious)

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A tablet, in a religious context, is a term used for certain religious texts.

In the Hebrew Bible[edit]

Main article: Tablets of Stone

Judaism and Christianity maintain that Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai in the form of two tablets of stone. According to the Book of Exodus, God delivered the tablets twice, the first set having been smashed by Moses in his anger at the idol-worship of the Israelites.

In Islam[edit]

The Preserved Tablet (al-Lawhu 'l-Mahfuz), the heavenly record of all that has happened and will happen, contains qadar. Qadar (Arabic: قدر‎, transliterated qadar, meaning "fate", "divine fore-ordainment", "predestination")[1] is the concept of divine destiny in Islam.[2]

In the Bahá'í Faith[edit]

The term "tablet" is part of the title of many shorter works of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, and his son and successor `Abdu'l-Bahá.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ J. M. Cowan (ed.) (1976). The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic. Wiesbaden, Germany: Spoken Language Services. ISBN 0-87950-001-8
  2. ^ ""Qadar"". 
  3. ^ Moojan, Momen; Lawson, B.T. (2005). "Lawhḥ". Encyclopædia Iranica.