3So I [Moses] made an ark of acacia wood and hewed two tables of stone like the first, and went up the mountain [C]One of the many misconceptions of articles and events mentioned in the Bible, innocently perpetuated by artists without adequate knowledge, is that of the size of the two tables of stone on which the Ten Commandments were written. They were not great tombstone-sized slabs, but probably small rectangular plates, two of which could easily be carried in one hand. Dr. George L. Robinson brought from the Sinai area a pair of “tables of stone” believed comparable to those mentioned here, which he put in his coat pocket. Moses says here, “I... went up the mountain with the two tables of stone in my [one] hand,” and he confirms it in Exod. 34:4.with the two tables of stone in my [one] hand.