Was Moses the Author of the Pentateuch? Answered in the Affirmative
Maclaren & Macniven 1877
In the late 1600s, dissent arose over the authorship and validity of the first five books of the Old Testament. Herman Witsius joined the dialogue with Was Moses the Author of the Pentateuch? Answered in the Affirmative. This succinct volume, which he called “the apologetics of the Pentateuch,” outlines the history of and evidence for Moses as the author of the Pentateuch. He addresses objections to Moses’ authorship and New Testament evidence for his claim.
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- Preface and notes by translator
- Observations from referenced philosophers
- Notes for further study
Praise for the Print Edition
Herman Witsius . . . was a masterful Dutch Reformed theologian, learned, wise, mighty in the Scriptures, practical . . . on paper he was calm, judicious, systematic.
A writer not only eminent for his great talents and particularly solid judgments, rich imagination, and elegance of composition, but for a deep, powerful, and evangelistic spirituality, and savor of godliness.
- Title: Was Moses the Author of the Pentateuch? Answered in the Affirmative
- Author: Herman Witsius
- Translator: John Donaldson
- Publisher: J. Nisbet & Co.
- Publication Date: 1877
- Pages: 69
About Herman Witsius
Herman Witsius (1636–1708) was born in Holland. He became a pastor in 1656 and a professor of divinity in 1675. Fluent in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, he authored several theological books.