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


Rabbi Ari Shvat

Sivan 24, 5774
Does Jewish tradition hold that Moses wrote the first five books of the Tanach?
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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