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Rameumptom Ruminations: 012: Did Moses Write That?

Did Moses write that? When was the Bible written? How much time passed between its writing and the events of the Bible? In this episode, Scott discusses two interpretations of the dating for the Pentateuch. The Documentary Hypothesis and the Supplementary Hypothesis. This discussion is a primer on the subject of biblical scholarship.

There are other ways of interpreting the dating of the Pentateuch, but the consensus among scholars is that it was written between the 8th and 5th centuries BCE.


Baden, Joel (2012). The Composition of the Pentateuch: Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis. Yale University Press.

Friedman, Richard (2005). The Bible with Sources Revealed. Harper San Francisco. Schmid, Konrad (2010).

Genesis and the Moses Story: Israel’s Dual Origins in the Hebrew Bible. Penn State Press.

Useful Charts YouTube Channel by Matt Baker.


1 thought on “Rameumptom Ruminations: 012: Did Moses Write That?”

  1. I’m a long-time listener to MDP, so I’m already familiar with these topics. Although, the perspective of Jonah being a message for inclusivity and that God loves all people came across louder and clearer even though I never believed that story to be literal.

    Thank you.

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