What language was the Bible written before the Reformation?
The original language of the Old Testament was Hebrew. The New Testament was written in a dialect of ancient Greek called koine.
Did Moses write Genesis?
Tradition credits Moses as the author of Genesis, as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy, but modern scholars, especially from the 19th century onward, see them as being written hundreds of years after Moses is supposed to have lived, in the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
Did Moses write any part of the Bible?
Many believe that Moses not only “received” but even wrote the Pentateuch – the five books of Torah – on Mt Sinai. … Some sections of the Torah do explicitly say they were written by Moses (e.g., Deuteronomy 31:22: “Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel”).