Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh and in verse 7 of Exodus 24 he took the book of the covenant and read it in the audience of the people. It is a composite work, in which many hands have been engaged. One may very profitably study documents which are far from infallible.
On the supposition that this is a continuous history written by the man who was a chief actor in it, such a gap is inexplicable. And so this, in a sense, is testimony from an adverse witness because in most respects Yehezkel Kaufmann was a documentarian. One of these also is a law of the Decalogue itself.
It is stated in Exodus xvi. And so the question remained as to how these were to be interpreted until finally, oh, aboutit was figured out that these pictographs were actually an alphabet that had taken some of the symbols that were used in writing the Egyptian language but which added up to an alphabet approximately equivalent to that which you have in Finish and in Hebrew.
Now, what do I mean by that? In this light, one should have no qualms in attributing the Pentateuch to his authorship. Deuteronomythough, is very important. Moses was an inspired prophet; therefore all the teaching of the Pentateuch must be infallible.
It was the leading city of the tribe of Ephraim. And this, of course, was something that was somewhat equivalent to what you have in the Anglican Church where at the church service all must pray for the king and the queen of England, whoever that may be.