[b-hebrew] Author of the torah

Heard, Christopher Christopher.Heard at pepperdine.edu
Fri Jul 29 13:49:45 EDT 2005


On Jul 29, 2005, at 10:22 AM, Jim West wrote:

Dave Washburn wrote:

That's hardly the only argument necessary.  Unbroken tradition from then
down 
to "modern" times attributes it to him, and must be taken into account.
And 
there are more references in the Torah to him writing down what he was
told, 
and none of them say he merely "scrawled a few things."

There are three places where Moses is said to have written something- Ex

24:4, Dt 31:9, 31:22.  An even not so careful reading will show that the

reference to Moses writing refers only to the present pericope.


Moreover, the inference "This passage says that Moses wrote something
down, therefore Moses wrote the passage that says that Moses wrote
something down, in addition to the something that Moses wrote down" is
unwarranted.

Chris 

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