The answer to one of your biggest questions may be answered at the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of all creationist outfits, the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. Their title is Trailer for New Moses Documentary. It was written by Jake Herbert. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Filmmaker Tim Mahoney recently released a trailer for a new documentary that ought to be of great interest to Bible-believing Christians and skeptics alike. The movie, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy, answers the question: Did Moses really write the first five books of the Bible? The trailer can be viewed at the Fathom Events website.
We haven’t looked at the trailer, but you may want to. Then Jake says:
Mahoney’s popular 2015 documentaryPatterns of Evidence: Exodus discussed the historical evidence for the Exodus and received very positive reviews by several creation ministries, including ICR
If ICR liked it, it must have been really good. Jake tells us:
Mahoney’s second documentary [the new one, presumably] addresses the claim by secular academics that Moses couldn’t possibly have been the original author or editor of the first five books of the Bible — the Torah. Liberal Bible critics routinely claim that the Pentateuch was written centuries after the time of Moses, casting doubts on the reliability of the eyewitness record.
This is a huge issue for creationists. Wikipedia has an article on the controversy — see Mosaic authorship. Jake continues:
Worse yet, this claim implies that the Lord Jesus Himself was in error [Gasp!] when He affirmed the Mosaic authorship of those books [several bible references].
ICR’s brief post ends with this:
Conservative scholars have already soundly refuted these claims, but it will be interesting to see what additional arguments Mahoney has marshaled. Since ICR staff members haven’t yet seen the movie, we can’t officially endorse it, but if it’s anything like Mahoney’s first movie, it ought to be spectacular. Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy is scheduled for a limited release at select theaters March 14, 16, and 19.
Well, dear reader, you’re not going to miss it, are you? When you get to the box office, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya.
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