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Lv 7

Moses wrote book of Genesis and other books in the Bible?

How did he know what to write he he was not an eye witness to all these event took place ?

Did some one (tradition / culture ) told him the story and he decided to write them down ? or was there already a written document that he read and learned from ???

I know some say spirit spoke to him. LOL

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  • 9 years ago
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    Moses likely didn't actually write the Torah (first five books of The Bible) but they were called The Books of Moses because he talked about the things that would later come to be written in them or took place in his lifetime. They were written with his authority.

    Actually, four of those five were in the life time of Moses, so he would have been witness to them.

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  • Smyth
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    The Spirit definitely played a role in it, yes, but Moses probably also had access to records that are either lost or no longer exist. The Bible mentions several books that are not included. For the Old Testament, 1 Kings mentions the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel and also the book of the acts of Solomon (NOT Song of Solomon), and 2 Kings mentions the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah. 1 and 2 Kings probably got a good chunk of their information from these records. In the New Testament. The New Testament makes reference to several lost books as well, such as an epistle of Paul to the Corinthians even earlier than 1 Corinthians (1 Cor 5:9) and an epistle to the church is Laodicea (Col 4:16), but I'm getting off on a tangent now.

    Yes, Moses had access to both the Spirit and other records for his knowledge of events past. Records tell generally what happened, and the Spirit gives a level of clarity and understanding that is often lost when things are written down.

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  • H S
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Most scholars believe that the books of the Old Testament reached their present form some time in the first millennium BC, although they contain much older material, some of which was in written form and some of which was orally transmitted.

    Christians don't generally hold to a 'dictation' model of divine inspiration, in which an angel, or the Holy Spirit, instructs a human recipient what to write or say, word by word. Traditionally Christians have believed that the human authors spoke or wrote what they understood to be the truth, it flowed from their own existing theological understanding and their own insights into creation, including human nature. For example, we see Jesus caught up in debates and arguments, in which he answers questions or accusations in much the same way that anyone else would, sometimes appealing to scripture, sometimes to common-sense. We believe that God indwells the whole process of thought that goes into the creation of new spiritual teaching. If you like, he doesn't dictate the words 'God is love', he creates a human being whose whole life - education, maturity, passion - lead him to conclude that 'God is love' and that he must say so. That human process can perfectly well include the creative use of existing materials, whether those materials are written or spoken, whether they are historical documents about actual people, or mythic materials from other cultures, or fictions to illustrate a point. We regard the whole process as 'theopneustos' or 'God-breathed' (as the New Testament puts it - the word usually translated 'inspired'). That is to say the same God who breathes life into a person, breathes out the word of God through that person's life and work.

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  • 9 years ago

    He wrote the Torah, or the first five books in the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy).

    The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, was writing through Him. Even though he tells about his death in Exodus, he wrote the other three books during his lifetime. Genesis and Exodus are stories, while the other three are law for the Jews. Leviticus---book for the tabernacle construction and priests

    Numbers---numbers for the Jews

    Deut---recap on everything Moses taught about the law.

    Source(s): Coptic Orthodox forever!
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    2 Peter 1:20,21" No prophecy of scriptures springs from any private interpretation. For prophecy was at no time brought by mans will, bur men spoke from God as the were borne along by holy spirit.

    2 Peter 3:16,17 "All scriptures is inspired of god and beneficial for teaching,for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent,completely equipped for every good work.

    The Men who wrote the Bible as these passages admit were by holy spirit inspired by God's Spirit .

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  • 9 years ago

    Who told you mosses wrote this down as they have mis lead you, the bible is the biggest work on fiction on this planet when you start doing some research and start reading the truth not what some religion might tell you about the bible.

    the old testament is fiction produced by monks in the 6th century to control the masses. the new testament was after henry 8th formed the church of england and again for control of the masses.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    there is no real historical evidence that moses existed, no evidence of the hebrews being in bondage, or the ten plagues, or the exodous, or the occupation of the promised land until about 1000 years later. The early moses in the story was an almost direct plagarism of the much earlier sumerian king sargon story.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Moses was a character in the biblical myths. He did not exist. The vast majority of the Old Testament text came from earlier Mesopotamian civilizations.

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  • 9 years ago

    That is the general consensus, yes. He "knew" what to write because he was inspired by God, and was "told" what to write.

    lol all you want...just keep in mind that someday, you may be lol'ing out of the other side of your mouth.

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  • 9 years ago

    Egypt

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