I’m having difficulty seeing Israel (a young pre-exile nation) observing these very quite-tedious laws. Stoning your children? Really? I have an even harder time imagining that Moses could have “received” these laws from God in such painful detail (and disseminate them accurately). All of which makes me think that scribes in (after?) Babylonian captivity “made them all up” as sort of a future prophylactic to keep the nation from making God mad again (or something like that). I just don’t “buy” that they were “given by God” at Mt. Sinai (Horeb). Help?