1. [Jesus] said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms” (Luke 24:44).
2. The Bible mentions only Moses as the author. For example, Paul quoted Leviticus and said Moses wrote it.
It was normal for ANE authors not to name themselves. Instead, they wrote things like, “Moses said” or “he said.”
Moses was raised in the pharaoh’s courts where he learned ANE myths.
The Hebrew language in Genesis has only one word for “he” and “she,” just like in the Egyptian language from when Moses lived.
People have found other early Hebrew language carvings where the Bible says that Israel camped for one year.
3. The agreements that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob made with government officials followed the pattern of agreements made during 1800–1700 BC.
4. Taken together, Exodus and Leviticus follow the treaty pattern of 1400–1200 BC. The book of Deuteronomy also does.
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