Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Did Moses write the Pentateuch?

Several authors of Scripture thought so.
  • Exodus 17:14; 24:4–7; 34:27;
  • Numbers 33:2;
  • Deuteronomy 31:9, 22, 24;
  • Joshua 1:7–8; 8:32–34;
  • Judges 3:4;
  • 1 Kings 2:3;
  • 2 Kings 14:6; 21:8;
  • 2 Chronicles 25:4;
  • Ezra 6:18;
  • Nehemiah 8:1; 13:1;
  • Daniel 9:11–13;
  • Matthew 8:4; 19:7–8;
  • Mark 7:10; 12:26;
  • Luke 16:31; 24:27, 44;
  • John 1:17; 5:46–47; 7:19;
  • Acts 6:14; 13:39; 15:5;
  • 1 Corinthians 9:9;
  • 2 Corinthians 3:15;
  • Hebrews 10:28.

3 comments:

  1. Well, Deutoromony clearly wasn't written by Moses since there is a post-script talking about several years after the "speach". However, I do believe that Leviticus and probably Numbers were written by him, and that Genesis and Exodus could have been.

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  2. JCF, no one thinks that Moses wrote the postscript to Deuteronomy.

    Given much of Deuteronomy was a sermon (near the end of Moses' life), he would be the author of it even if written down by a secretary. Though I suspect Moses did write most of it down (Deut 31:9).

    As to Exodus, I think he wrote it.

    As to Genesis, I think he gave it its form, though likely from pre-existing history.

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  3. Jesus took Moses to be the author of the Law, so, so do I.

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