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the theological and compositional unity of the complex text of the Pentateuch which tends to support the position of a single author/unity of authorship; 3. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press.1992 The Book of Leviticus.

the implication that Moses' training in the educational system of Pharaoh in Egypt would have prepared him for this great literary task; and 4.

Numbers 33:1-2 says that at the Lord’s command, Moses recorded the stages of the Israelites’ journey from the time they came out of Egypt.

In Deuteronomy 31:9 the text says that Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests and commanded them to read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing at the end of every seven years when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord.

A reading of the Old Testament, however, gives the impression that the Pentateuch was written by Moses.

Add to this the testimony of the New Testament, and considerations of the Pentateuch's unity of composition, a case can be made for Mosaic authorship of the first five books of the Old Testament.

(See, Archer 19-108, and Wolf 19-70, for a detailed discussion of the documentary hypothesis of the Pentateuch.) While the issue of authorship is minimally important in the process of understanding the Pentateuch, the issue of the text’s unity of composition is important in order to develop a synthesis of the text.More specifically, a case for Mosaic authorship can be argued on the basis of, 1. statements concerning the writing activity of Moses as found in the Pentateuch itself, as found in the rest of the OT, and as found in the NT; 2. The question of authorship for the Pentateuch is complex. For example, in considering the authorship of Genesis it is evident that it deals with a vast period of time, none of which took place in Moses' lifetime.

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