I am trying to picture in my mind the events here. Reading from Exodus 19-20:
Ex 19:24 Then the LORD said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, or He will break forth upon them.” 25So Moses went down to the people and told them. Ex 20:1Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.....
At the conclusion of chapter 19, Moses has been told by God to go back down the mountain, and then come back up again, and hence Moses has gone down and told them. I had always assumed he went back up the mountain again, but here it does not explicitly state this.
The fact that the commandments finish with the people complaining to Moses implies that he has not yet gone back up?
Ex. 20:18All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. 19Then they said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die.”
So do I understand correctly, the ten commandments are delivered by God on the mountain, while Moses is still at the bottom of the mountain?
CF: Deuteronomy 5:5 places Moses in-between Hashem and the people, but at least in the English language it's not clear exactly where this would have been yes?
Deut 5:5 while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain.