The first 5 books of the bible...
Most people believe they were all written by Moses.
This short study isn't concerned with alternate views on who the author was but rather it's concerned with the content of the 5 books.
Does it make sense that Moses would write EXTENSIVELY about his people, the Israelites, throughout well over 2/3rd's of Genesis, all of Exodus, all of Leviticus, all of Numbers, and all of Deuteronomy, but yet would write about the formation of rocks and dirt for the first few pages of Genesis?
Or better yet, he would write about random people totally unrelated to his culture and genealogy up until around chapter 10 of Genesis and then from there onward would go on to write nearly 5 entire books all about Israel?
Genesis is about the genealogies of the first people (Israel before they were ever called Israel) in Covenant with God.
Leviticus is about Israel's ritual practices.
Exodus is about Israel's exodus.
Numbers is about Israel's exiting bondage and their journey to take the land God promised them.
Deuteronomy records speeches Moses gave to Israelites before they entered the promise land.
Do we see a theme here in each of these books? Who is the entire focus on?
It makes little to no sense, that Moses would write these 5 books with 98% of them being about Israel's journey in GREAT DETAIL. Yet the first 2% of these books is about the formation of the extremely importantly substances of dirt, rocks, and grass as well as people that were totally unrelated to Moses' cultural story.
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