Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis

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981 words

The Authorship of Genesis

Is the book of Genesis real or fiction? This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man.

Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction. They do not believe that Moses or anyone else wrote Genesis. They do not believe that God created the heaven or earth. They believe we evolved from either fish or monkeys. They believe Genesis is nothing more than a fairytale written a long time ago. That is why when we look at the age-old question about the authorship of Genesis. We most look at three very important perspectives about, which may or may not have written Genesis. The first perspective we will look at is the belief that Moses is the author of Genesis. The second perspective we will look at, is the belief that Moses and many other authors wrote the book of Genesis. The third perspective is that Moses didn’t write Genesis at all, many historians and theologians believe that different writers contributed to the writings of Genesis.

When looking at that perspective that Moses was the sole author of Genesis. We must understand that this belief is deeply held by many conservative scholars and most of the Christian world. Those who believe that Moses was the author of Genesis, believe there are three ways which Moses transmitted Genesis. The first method was by direct revelation from God. Those who believe this believe that God spoke and told Moses what to write. These people believe that, "All scripture is given by the inspiration of god," (II Timothy 3:16). They also believe the Bible is infallible word of God and cannot lie, so when Jesus Christ himself stated, " And at the beginning Moses and all prophets he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in all the psalms concerning me" (Luke 24:27,44).

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that thousands of christians believe that genesis is the absolute word of god. many believe moses wrote the book of genesis, and believe god himself told him what to write.
  • Explains that the age-old question about ship of genesis is based on three perspectives.
  • Explains that many conservative scholars and most of the christian world believe that moses was the sole author of genesis.
  • Explains that oral tradition and stories write down the second way, in which they believe moses transmitted the book of genesis, on tablets of stone. they believe that moses was guided by the holy sprit when he wrote genesis.
  • Explains that although moses wrote some of the book of genesis, he did not all of it. many believe that toke writings were handed down from father to son via the line of patriarchs listed in genesis.
  • Explains that the "j, e, d, p hypothesis" is the earliest discernable tradition in the pentateuch.
  • Explains that they have given three different perspectives on ship of genesis.
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