Friday, December 10, 2010 6:04 AM

The Bible Says That Moses Wrote the Torah

Friday, December 10, 2010 6:04 AM
Friday, December 10, 2010 6:04 AM

In the 1800’s, one of the attacks upon the Bible was that Moses could not have written the first five books of the Bible because writing did not exist at that time. We now know that there were at least five forms of written language at the time and maybe more…one more theory thrown on the trash pile of anti-Biblical theories. The answer is clear; the Bible along with Jesus said that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible…issue settled.

  Moses is said to have written for the people:

  • Exodus 17:14
  • Exodus 24:4, 7
  • Exodus 34:27, 28
  • Numbers 33:2
  • Deuteronomy 31:9, 22, 24–26

       God is said to have spoken through Moses to the people:

  • Deuteronomy 5:4–5, 22
  • Deuteronomy 6:1
  • Deuteronomy 10:1

       Moses is said to have spoken the words of the Torah to the people:

  • Deuteronomy 1:1, 3
  • Deuteronomy 5:1
  • Deuteronomy 27:1
  • Deuteronomy 29:2
  • Deuteronomy 31:1, 30
  • Deuteronomy 32:44
  • Deuteronomy 33:1

           OT authors attribute it to Moses:

  • Joshua 8:31
  • II Kings 14:6
  • Ezra 6:18
  • Nehemiah 8:1; 13:1–2
  • II Chronicles 25:4; 34:12; 35:12
  • Daniel 9:11
  • Malachi 4:4

                Christian tradition

      Jesus attributes quotes from the Torah to Moses:

  • Matthew 8:4; 19:8
  • Mark 1:44; 7:10; 10:5; 12:26
  • Luke 5:14; 16:31; 20:37; 24:27, 44
  • John 5:46–47; 7:19, 23

    Other N.T. authors attribute quotes from the Torah to Moses:

  • Luke 2:22
  • Acts 3:22; 13:39; 15:1, 15–21; 26:22; 28:23
  • Romans 10:5, 19
  • I Corinthians 9:9
  • II Corinthians 3:15
  • Hebrews 10:28
  • Revelation 15:3[1]


[1] Utley, R. J. D. (2001). Vol. Vol. 1A: How it All Began: Genesis 1-11. Study Guide Commentary Series (3–4). Marshall, Texas: Bible Lessons International.

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