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Did Moses write the first five books of the Hebrew Bible?

Rabbi Ari ShvatSivan 24, 5774
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Question
Does Jewish tradition hold that Moses wrote the first five books of the Tanach?
Answer
G-d dictated the five books of the Torah to Moses. There is just a difference of opinion in the Talmud regarding the last eight verses referring to the death of Moses. One opinion is that Moses also wrote them down (from G-d’s dictation) while prophetically crying about his immediate fate, while the other opinion holds that G-d dictated them to Joshua. The first opinion is more accepted.
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