The Historical Reliability of the Torah/Pentateuch and the Extent and Nature of the Mosaic Authorship and of the Arguments for the Antiquity and/or Lateness of the Torah/Pentateuch

The lecture seeks to examine the various findings of scholars as regards to the historical reliability of the Torah/Pentateuch. These findings encapsulate for instance the works of such academics as Roland de Vaux but also W. F. Albright and his students G. E. Wright, F. M. Cross, R. E. Brown and D. N. Freedman. Furthermore, the issues surrounding the extent and nature of the Mosaic authorship, alongside the arguments for the antiquity and/or lateness of the Torah/Pentateuch are also examined.