WHO WROTE THE EXODUS STORY?
The Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt, as it is described in the Bible, was taken to represent a true historical account for more than two thousand years. Traditionally thought to be written by Moses, the Exodus story was believed to be the inspired word of God given to his prophet. Nevertheless, the question of how the Bible story has come down to us from the time of Moses has been the subject of continuing debate. People felt that the narration included a number of accounts coming from different sources. They also recognized that some parts of the story must have come from other authors and...