While scholars who believe in inerrancy debate which view is correct, they unanimously affirm
that Moses was author of the Pentateuch although it may have had some additions and revisions by later scribal
The fact that there are attempts to distinguish between inspired from non-inspired scribal
activity reflects the divine nature of this human book the Bible.
As testimony of the Pentateuch’s authority, consider the Septuagint, which was the Old Testament
manuscript available during Jesus’ time. Despite its errors, which were considered human mistakes, the Septuagint
never lost its authority as it was quoted in the New Testament. And it is worthwhile to note that the New
Testament refers to most of the controversial passages of the Pentateuch.
1. Geisler NL, Nix WE. A General Introduction to the Bible, Chicago: Moody Press, 1986.
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