[b-hebrew] Ezra writes Torah was Re: Wellhausen (Brian Roberts)

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Thu Jan 10 16:16:35 EST 2008

I found this:

R. Yose, in the Talmud (B.T. Sanhedrin 21b and parallels), states, "Had the
Torah not been revealed to Moses, it would have been revealed to Ezra."


R. Brian Roberts
Amateur Researcher in Biblical Archaeology

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Subject: [b-hebrew] Ezra writes Torah was Re: Wellhausen (Brian Roberts)

>I was under the impression that this idea predated Spinoza. I can't
>remember where I read it but I thought there was a Jewish legend
>that Ezra wrote the Torah either from memory after it had been
>destroyed or after drinking some firey liquid. Sorry, my memory
>on this is pretty hazy. Can anyone help?

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