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The World's Largest Ten Commandments and Testament

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These are the World’s Largest Ten Commandments and Testament. The concrete Testament is 30 feet tall and 50 feet wide, while the Commandments are written in five foot tall letters, also made of concrete. Started in 1943 and completed in 1945, the Commandments mark the spot where Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson had prayed and received a vision of a new church in the early 1900s. Later, he and followers whom he had converted started the Church of God of Prophecy. Today the mountainside, called Fields of the Wood, sports several other attractions, including the world’s largest altar, the world’s largest cross, a replica of Christ’s tomb, and an outdoor baptismal pool. Fields of the Wood is located in Murphy, North Carolina.