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In contrast to newfangled, secular accounts of how the Torah came to be, Jewish tradition has its own thorough account of how the Torah was recorded and transmitted.

Who Wrote the Torah?

Who Wrote the Torah?

A history of the canonization of the Bible

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Rabbi Eli Brackman and his wife Freidy (nee Loewenthal) are directors of the Oxford Chabad Society. He gained his Rabbinical Diploma (Semicha) at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva, and is close to completing a postgraduate diploma which will qualify him to act as Dayan. He is also adept at Scribal art.
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June 21, 2011
Who wrote the Torah
Perhaps the explanation lies in the distinct possibility that the former Jewish Slaves were not literate. The spoken language was probably aramiaic so that it is unlikely that they could read Hebrew if they could read at all. I also think the fact that scribes write the Torah letter by letter rather than word by word means that someone who does not read Hebrew could make a copy of the Torah without knowing what it means.
H. Safran
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