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Do you believe that Moses wrote the whole first 5 books (The Law or Torah) of the Old Testament?

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  • I strongly believe Moses wrote it. If you know this, in those days, no addictions to televisions, cell phones, radios.... but plenty of time to write. And because of 40 years in the wilderness, Moses had time to write with guidance of the Holy Ghost. Second of all, if you should know the New Testament DID explain Moses is real when Jesus was transfigured and Moses and Elijah appeared on a high mountain with three chosen discplies- Peter, James, and John as said in the Synoptic Gospels--Matthew chapter 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9, and Luke 9:28-36. Therefore, Moses IS real. If that the case, then therefore, Jesus IS real because of the Ten Commandment explains clearly who is Jesus Christ because He is God (John 1:1) who penned the Ten Commandments Himself in Exodus 20. It works hand in hand supporting each testament on Jesus and Moses and of course Elijah. The first five books are to Old Testament as the first four books known as the Gospels are to the New Testament. That is what I believe. That is your answer.
  • I mean, I don't see why doubt it. Is there conflicting records? But I don't think it matters much either way though. If you're gonna say Bible's the word of God then does it matter what person put it down?
  • It is my belief that the authorship is true and authenticated, both internally and externally. There is no reason to doubt, imho, the authorship of the first five books...let alone any other book of the bible.
  • I have a slightly different outlook on Authorship in the Scriptures. While for sure the Bible is a physical entity and it took people to put words to paper, then organize them all and over time print them up the book itself is so much more than that having been directly authored by God thru His Holy Spirit by impressing on certain people certain things to write. These people, like Moses in this question, may have their personality come thru in the works, but the work itself is so far beyond something a single or group of people put together that I cannot but see it in it's entirety, as a work of our Holy Lord God to us. As a Manual for life; also a love letter.
    Did Moses write it? Yes, he probably put ink to paper but the Holy Spirit was directing every word.
  • I believe that Moses certainly existed, and received the law from God,, jesus confirms this (and He should know). I believe that Moses was responsible for committing the oral traditions of his people to hard-copy, he was possibly the best educated Hebrew, being educated as a prince. However the latter part of Deuteronomy was obviously written by another, maybe Joshua, as it deals with the death of Moses.
  • Pastor Steve, to be completely honest I have not a clue to who wrote any part of the Bible for sure. I have not studied on the subject much at all and should begin to look at that question more. I do think that it is a very good question though.
  • Moses truly existed and received the 10 Commandments. The Theanthropus, Jesus Christ, our savior, indicated that Moses gave us laws, however, this does not mean that all of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) was written by Moses. He probably wrote some things since a script existed at his time and some oral history was taught too.
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