Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Moses penned 'the five'

Although there are no specific verses that say "I, Moses, wrote the first five books of the bible," both Jewish and Christian scholarship agree almost unanimously that he did.

There are numerous books of the old testament that do not specifically identify the author, but when reading them it becomes clear who might have wrote them, and the first five books of the bible seem to point to Moses, (which the Jews call it the Pentateuch...meaning "the five"), and I believe it also because of the following verses.

(By the way, just like the book of Hebrews, no matter who wrote the books of the bible, we know that God inspired and was behind all 66 books, anyway. 

2 Tim 3:16
All scripture [the written words on the page] is given by inspiration [meaning: ‘from the mouth’] of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Matthew 4:4
But he [Jesus] answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The Lord Jesus shows us how the Jews of his day both viewed and separated the old testament books...

Luke 24:44
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law [books] of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

John 1:17; 5:46
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

Exodus 24:4; 34:27
And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

And the LORD said unto Moses, write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

Numbers 33:22
And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

Mark 12:19
Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

Deuteronomy 25:5
If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.

Mark 12:26
And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Exodus 3:6
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

Deuteronomy 31:24
And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

Therefore, it is with all of this evidence that I believe that God wrote the first five books of the bible through Moses.

Hopefully this helps! 

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