The Pentateuch, Its Age and Authorship

The Pentateuch, Its Age and Authorship

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...credentials it bore its evidence within itself, and it was stamped with the approval of the prophetess Huldah." All that the history tells us is that the prophetess sent a prophetic message confirmatory of the threatenings of the book. "Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you unto me, Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read" (2 Kings xxii. 15, etc.; 2 Chron. xxxiv. 23, etc.). If the prophetess in this message put her seal on the book, it was because the book was really what it professed to be. Now, what did it, what does it, profess to be? This brings us to "the internal evidence" of the book. And if we accept the internal evidence, our conclusion will be, not that it was written between the days of Hezekiah and the days of Josiah, but in the days of Moses. The book begins thus: "These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel at the passage of Jordan.... It came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according xinto all that the Lord had given him in commandment unto them " (ch. i. 1, 3). Not so, says our critic: these be not the words which Moses spake to Israel--these be the words which prophetic wise men wrote a thousand years after the days of Moses, to repair, or at least supplement, deficiencies in the law which Moses gave to Israel. Following the book, we find it professes throughout to be a summing tip of the story of the forty years' wandering in the wilderness, written in the" first person, sometimes "we," sometimes "I;" and authority is...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549171
  • 9781236549174