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Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

There is debate if the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) was once one book by itself, and in the making of the Septuagint, was divided into the 5 books. The Greek name pentateuchos, implying a division of the law into five parts, occurs for the first time about 150-75 AD in the letter to Flora by Ptolemy.

While the Pentateuch is largely an anonymous work, according to Jewish tradition, Moses is Its author.

There are several instances where the Bible attests to Mosaic authorship:

God Himself chose Moses to author the Pentateuch.

The Pentateuch itself attests to Mosaic authorship.

Joshua, the successor to Moses, recognized Mosaic authorship.

King David acknowledged Mosaic authorship.

The historian of Jewish kingships referred to Mosaic authorship.

The prophets of God cited Mosaic authorship.

Jesus did not question Mosaic authorship.

The Apostles referenced Mosaic authorship.


Series: Did Moses author the Pentateuch?
The Debate: A Question

Series: Did Moses author the Pentateuch?
The Debate: Skepticism

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