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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:25 pm 
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Moses and the Bible, Torah or Pentateuch referring, of course, to the first five books of the bible known as Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Did Moses write these books? Lets see what scholars have to say about it:
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"It has been a traditional belief that Moses was the author who wrote the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah (the law) or the Pentateuch. No one was present at the time to verify that Moses did indeed write the entire law, however this belief can be tested by examining the books in question. Even a cursory investigation is enough to conclusively demonstrate that no single individual, Moses or not, wrote them, but that rather they are composed of a conflation of conflicting and diverse source materials with the component parts composed over a span of many centuries. Finally these divergent sources were edited and then conflated in a single set of manuscripts."
- Did Moses write the Torah?

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"..there is hardly a biblical scholar in the world actively working on the [authorship] problem who would claim that the Five Books of Moses were written by Moses."
- Richard Elliott Friedman, Biblical Scholar & Professor of Jewish Studies, 'Who Wrote the Bible?,' Page 28
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_tora.htm

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"J. H. Breasted in his work titled The Dawn of Conscience exhibits another approach:

"It is important to see that the name Moses is Egyptian. The original of this word is 'mose' in Egyptian which means 'child'. It is the shortened version of names like 'Amen-mose' (child Amen) or 'Ptah-mose' (child Ptah). It is beyond doubt that Moses' father gave his son an Egyptian God's name like Ptah, Amon, and this name became shortened in time, and turned into ' Mose.' " We know that the 's' at the end of 'Moses' is an addition originating from the Greek translation of the Old Testament. This addition does not exist in the Hebrew version. If the name is Eyptian a lot of people should settle down for the option that the person is Egyptian as well. But no historian has done that. Though the reason is impossible to establish it may be due to the greatness of their respect for the Old Testament, or the thought that Moses may not be a Hebrew is repulsive for them."
http://www.geocities.com/spenta_mainyu_2/moses1.htm

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"The bible is at odds with ancient textual sources and with archaeology. Egyptian papyri detail the least things about Egyptian events of the time. One explains that two(!) escaping slaves were pursued across the border, yet there is no record of two million Israelite slaves all leaving one night. Uneducated slaves, desperately escaping from the armies of their powerful oppressor in the desert do not sit down each night and write out a diary of the day’s events. Nomads keep up their spirits by telling tall stories around their campfires. The story was written by Persian administrators sent to secure the loyalty of the Jews for Persia, not Egypt. They used the myth, presented then as it was ever after as true history, to depict those loyal to the traditional gods and goddesses as apostates and backsliders from the true God of Israel, Yehouah, who had made a covenant with Moses. The links between ancient Egypt and the events described in the Old Testament are generally problematic and beset by controversy."
- Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson, The Britsh Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
Moses and the Exodus 1

Moses' Sun Signs

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:40 am 
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Here's a couple interesting blogs at Vridar:

Is the Gospel of Mark Creatively Emulating Philo’s Life of Moses?

Did they really think like this?

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Moses *Full Movie*

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When one takes the horrible step of demanding physical evidence as one does with the historicity of that Jesus character one finds an even more interesting fact. There is no physical evidence for the Old Testament or anything in it until it appears as a backstory for the Maccabes in the 2nd c. BC. http://www.giwersworld.org/made-in-alexandria/index.html has a lot of excruciating detail but mostly shooting down argumentation. After all, as Acharya has shown after you observe no physical evidence it takes a lot of work to find things to write.

Of course if I have missed anything please feel free to tell me about it.

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Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver

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