Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
3000 years old?
Numerous modern scholars believe that the first five books of the Bible, the section aptly named "Pentateuch," were written at some point during the 15th century B.C.E. Though the authorship of the books is disputed, some believe there was a single author whilst others defend the idea of multiple authors, the conceptualized timeline for the scripting of these foundational books, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, is widely accepted by numerous groups.
It is believed that Moses wrote at least some of the book of Exodus, and the Exodus took place around 1446 B.C.E so it can rightly be inferred that at least some, if not all, of the Pentateuch was written during this time. The authorship of the complete first five books of the Bible, however, complicates the conception of time in regard to their creation. Scholars have debated the number of authors for numerous years, and these scholars have come to a somewhat generalized agreement that the Pentateuch was authored by four varying authors. This means that the Pentateuch was written at four different points in time. Regardless, most schoalrs are still obliged to agree that the Old Testament first began taking shape roughly around the time of the Jewish exodus from Egypt, 1446 B.C.E.
My bad. Shit that thing is old.