Texts discussed: the Pentateuch; Exodus 17:14-16, 24:4; Ezra 3:2. Recommended reading: John Frederick Jansen, “Pentateuch,” in 'The Oxford Companion to the Bible,' Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan, eds. (Oxford University Press, 1993), 580.

Michael D. Coogan – Questioning Mosaic Authorship

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 49-50. In the Middle Ages, a few Jewish and Christian scholars recognized that problems existed with the notion of Moses' authorship. Thus, for example, some argued that since the last few verses of the last book of... Continue Reading →

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