There is abundant biblical and extra-biblical evidence that Moses wrote the Pentateuch during the wilderness wanderings after the Jews left their slavery in Egypt. The attack on the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch is nothing less than an attack on the veracity, reliability, and authority of the Word of Almighty God.
The Babylonian King Hammurabi wrote a code of law that included many seemingly biblical ideas on morals, but his writing took place before Moses wrote the Bible’s first books. Accounts—even if written down prior to the books of Moses—are distortions and counterfeits of the original truth which Adam, Noah, and their immediate descendants knew.
How could Moses be the author of Deuteronomy when his obituary is listed as the last chapter? Moses is considered the author of the first five books of the Bible; the Pentateuch. Liberal scholars have rejected this claim, and theories abound as to the “true” authorship. Despite the detractors, the life and death of Moses are contained within these books, along with the account of the creation of the universe and the calling of the chosen people through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel).
Scholars who reject the Mosaic authorship of the Torah are as unwilling as the Jewish leaders (John 5:39–40) in not wanting to listen to the words of Jesus on this subject.
Several popular Christians don’t seem to think it really matters who wrote Genesis.
One of the major attacks on the Bible has been directed against Moses and his authorship of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament.
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How could Moses be the author of Deuteronomy when his obituary is listed as the last chapter?
Did Moses say that insects have only four legs?
A controversial new paper in the philosophy journal Time and Mind posits that Moses’s interactions with God—including the Burning Bush, the Ten Commandments, and many of the events in the Book of Exodus—can be chalked up to drugs.
How was Moses able to read texts that he edited together from pre-Tower of Babel texts?
This article that the chronology of Egypt needs to be reduced by centuries, bringing the 12th dynasty down to the time of Moses and the Exodus.
The Lord has so mightily used this chronological approach to the teaching of His Word to animistic tribes that the lessons have been formalized in print.