zilch wrote: Raima wrote:
zilch wrote:What's the problem with that? I thought there was widespread agreement, at least since the nineteenth century, even among Christians, that the Bible is the work of multiple authors.
To word it better, several authors didn't write each chapter in a book. One author for each book.
That's not what the philologists say, as far as I know. Barring time machines, I'll go with the philologists.
The biggest issue is that each of these sources contain language that is very specific to certain time periods. There is no way that one person could have written Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Unless they suddenly decided to switch between wording that was no longer used in their time.
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