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Discovery Magazine 3/1/1997

Could Moses Write?

by  Wayne Jackson, M.A.

 God told Moses to write some things in a book (Exodus 17:14). Other scriptures tell about Moses writing the Lord’s words (Exodus 34:27-28; Deuteronomy 31:19,22; Numbers 33:2; Joshua 8:32). People who do not believe the Bible used to say that no one could write at the time Moses lived. They said writing did not develop among the Israelites until later—about the time of David.

However, archaeologists have found evidence that people did write at the time of Moses. For example, a school boy’s writing slate (stone tablet) was found. This showed that children were being taught to write during those days.

A famous archaeologist by the name of Dr. W.F. Albright said that writing existed in many forms in the land of Palestine and surrounding regions during the lifetime of Moses.

Again and again, the Bible is shown to be without mistakes. This can only be because it is a book from God. Our Heavenly Father has given us a perfect book. We need to understand that the purpose of the Bible is to leadus to heaven. Let us trust and obey it.

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