Who Wrote Leviticus?


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The traditional view in Judaism and Christianity is that Moses wrote the Book of Leviticus along with the other four books that comprise the Torah and Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The only exception is the final eight verses of Deuteronomy, which concern Moses' death and burial.

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Bible scholars debate the time period that Leviticus was compiled, but the range of 700 to 500 B.C. is often given. In general, the book is written as a codification of the ritual, moral and legal practices concerning proper conduct when worshipping God. Most scholars agree that the content of the book indicates significant editing throughout its history.

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