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A book which is not finished at the time a writer dies does not alter his status as the author of the rest of the work. Some extra-Biblical examples: “Bill Budd” was written by Herman Melville; “A Moveable Feast” by Ernst Hemingway; “A Death in the Family” by James Agee. These were by someone other than the author; yet all are considered as written by the ...


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The New Bible Dictionary states: For centuries both Judaism and Christianity accepted without question the biblical tradition that Moses wrote the Pentateuch. Ben-Sira (Ecclus. 24:23), Philo (Life of Moses 3. 39), Josephus (Ant. 4.326), the Mishnah (Pirqê Abôth 1. 1), and the Talmud (Baba Bathra 14b) are unanimous in their acceptance of the ...


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With all due respect to the scholars and textual critics, who conclude Moses cannot have written the Pentateuch, there are clues to the authorship within both the writings themselves and later writers which deserve to be brought to attention, as these are the BASIS of the tradition which holds Moses as the author, and which can be actually interpreted ...


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All the books of the Pentateuch have traditionally been attributed to Moses, who is the leading character in four of them, excluding Genesis. It is thought that only Moses could have known the events in those four books, and also that God must have told him what to write in the Book of Genesis. Then, as early as 1520, the German theologian Andreas Rudolf ...


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The Book of the Law (Mosaic origin) was not the same as the Pentateuch. It was the job of the priests to teach the Law not as history but as something to live by, which meant applying organization, editorials comments, updating names, and connecting the seams. Since the source material originates with Moses it can be considered Mosaic. For an extensive ...


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1. Question Restatement If Moses died before the "Books of the Law" were finished being written - how could he have written them? 2. Hebrew, ספר Note: At the time, a "Book of Books", (i.e. a Bible), would have been represented in plurality, (not singular). See Hebrew Instances of "Books", (סְפָרִ֜ים, בַּסְּפָרִ֖ים, etc.). In this context, ספר / Book, ...



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