Moses is the author of the first five books of the Bible, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, called the Pentateuch. Each of these books cover a specific time period. Moses began his authorship, as with all things Biblical with a debate as to never give God the Glory for anything!
The debate is over accuracy of the date. Incidentally, the Jewish calendar is calculated from Creation and therefore needs no BC or AD. Jewish reference to the Western, Gregorian, calendar are CE or BCE; CE standing for Common Era and Before Common Era. Every four years the western calendar has to add a day ( 29th February ) to keep the calendar in step with the Earth’s progress around the Sun. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, with twelve lunar months of 29 or 30 days, which is about ten days short of a solar year, so seven years in every nineteen have an extra month. This ensures that the seasonal feasts keep to their correct season. Taken from Wildolive. Therefore the Jewish calendar date is 5778 but inaccurate to what the real date is! Thus all the time after the birth of Christ became known as AD and all of history before the birth of Christ was labeled BC for “before Christ. As the BBC is committed to impartiality, it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians. In line with modern practice, BCE/CE (Before Common Era/Common Era) are used as a religiously neutral alternative to BC/AD. Therefore, the calendars are not accurate and we really have no idea what day it is!!! A quote from Forrest Gump ” That’s all I’m going to say about that.”
With that being said and according to ‘The Books of the Bible, by At A Glance”, Genesis was written 1430 BC, covering the time period of 4004 BC to 1805 BC, Exodus 1400 BC, covering 1515 BC through 1400 BC, Letiviticus 1445 BC, covering time period of 1445 BC through 70 AD. The laws of Moses (Exodus 20), until shortly after the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ , when the temple was destroyed in 70 AD. This a very important note of information that will come up later. Numbers written in 1400 BC, covering time period 1450 -1400 BC, Deuteronomy written 1400 BC, covering 1450-1400 BC, repeating the Mosaic Law which lasted until 70 AD as noted before.
While the date of his writings is in debate. so also is His Birth. Rabbinical Judaism calculated a lifespan of Moses corresponding to 1391 and 1271 BCE; Jerome gives 1592 BCE, and James Ussher 1571 BCE as his birth year. Moses lived 120 years and his credited with writing the “Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible.” According to “At A Glance the books he wrote were
The Bible Story does not really start in Genesis “Gen. 1:1, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” It really Begins with the omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresent God, in the Kingdom of God with a Crystal Sea, which is the frozen deep, “Job 38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.”, “Get. 1:2, And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Frozen water, ice like crystal, Crystal Sea, Rev. 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: The Majestic, Holy, and Righteous God is about to start a new Kingdom of Heaven, a Literal, Visible, and Psychical Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is in-dwelt with other creatures unlike ourselves who are human. They are creatures who are spiritual in nature, Angels.
So there we have it, The Kingdom of God and another kingdom, The Kingdom of Heaven! This new kingdom not yet formed was put together with spectators. The inhabitants of the “Kingdom of God”, the ones who could be there when the Almighty said “Let there be light”and there was light. Gen.1:3. Job 38:7, When the morning stars sang together,and all the sons of God shouted for joy? I pulled this verse out of context, but Read Job 38 and see how God is questioning Job about the earth!
F.Y.I. People who are “Born Again”, John 1:11-12, 3:3-7, as those sons of God who watched this Heaven and Earth being made, we as sons of God will watch the Almighty cause this Heaven and Earth pass away and a New Heaven and Earth come into existence Rev. 21:1, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.“
Genesis 1 and 2, gives us the creation story in how God in six days made this new “Kingdom of Heaven along with the first King, Adam in place. Not included in that particular story is the one on the supercontinent Pangea. Pangea is the causing of the continents is this earth’s land mass to divide into the continents we have to day
Catastrophic Plate Tectonics: the Geophysical Context of the Genesis Flood
by Dr. John Baumgardner on April 1, 2002. Answers in Genesishttp://www.answersingenesis.org/tj/v16/i1/plate_tectonics
There’s strong geological and biblical support for the idea of Pangea, an original supercontinent. It appears this land mass rapidly broke apart during the global Flood by the process of catastrophic plate tectonics (CPT). The movement of the plates also formed the ocean basins and mountains in today’s world. The New Answers Book 3, Chapter 23, Did the Continents Split Apart in the Days of Peleg? by Dr. Andrew A. Sne. lling and Bodie Hodge on July 4, 2014 Genesis 10:25, And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
Therefore if you ever wondered how the different peoples groups got to be located where they are you can realize now how it could be so. The Kingdom of Heaven was once a supercontinent and then divided after the “Flood”!!! That’s another whole blog on it’s own. YOU CAN LOOK INTO MORE OF THAT IN ANSWERS IN GENESIS