Dr. Dale’s statement is so similar to the one by G. Campbell Morgan (in “The Ten Commandments”) that I wonder if Dale influenced Morgan’s thinking:
“The second Commandment condemns a very different sin from that which is condemned in the first. The first condemns the worshipping of false gods; the second condemns the making of any image or symbol even of the true God.” (Dale)
It was Morgan's similar statement that made me aware of the Second Commandment. As I researched whether he was right, the research formed much of my history.