Who Wrote the Bible? Setting & Symbolism

Richard Elliott Friedman
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The Bible

The Old Testament is the primary subject of the book. According to Friedman and many of his fellow biblical scholars, the first five books of the Bible had been written by more than one author, as opposed to the traditional belief that Moses had written them.

Pentateuch

The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Four authors wrote in these works and a redactor edited them together.

Torah

The Torah is what people of the Jewish faith call the first five books of the Bible. Friedman uses the terms Torah and Bible interchangeably.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is a central geographical object where the ancient Kingdom of Israel existed until its fall in 722 B.C.

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a central geographical object where the ancient Kingdom of Judah existed until its...

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