However, skeptics charge that reference to internal evidence is circular reasoning and does not settle the question of who really
authored the Pentateuch.
They say that the Pentateuch has inconsistencies that are hard to attribute to a single author. There are events that
occurred before Moses' time, differences in divine name, parallel accounts, variations in diction and style, historical evidence of
post-Mosaic dating, and discrepancies.
For destructive critics, the traditional view of Moses being the author around 1450 BC is categorically rejected.