"Who wrote the Pentateuch?" (Alleged Contradiction #E9265)
These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. … And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.
Deuteronomy 1:1, 31:9
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. … And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face …
Deuteronomy 34:5-6, 10
The Bible never says that Moses wrote the entire Pentateuch; it simply says Moses wrote “the law.” The part where Moses died could have been written by Joshua with no contradiction.
Moses wrote Numbers 12:3 in third person, which is acceptable for a historical account.
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