Category: Authorship

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #4 – The Proof for Mosaic Authorship of the Torah

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.

Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 1

Yesterday I posted a lengthy but necessary rebuttal to pop-apologist Heather Schuldt’s bewildering piece on the Documentary Hypothesis. As I was poking around on her blog I noticed she had recently written another piece, this time attacking New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman, entitled “5… Continue Reading “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 1”

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… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan – Questioning Mosaic Authorship”