I like Michael Heiser’s — not a Mormon, but a believing Christian scholar — view that accounts for the data.
He doesn’t get pigeonholed on how he must think or not think about scripture. It’s not a choice between these 2 options: 1) Moses wrote the Torah or 2) The first 5 books of “Moses” are a lie and deception.
He says he believes the Bible is a “divine, human book.” You need both adjectives, not 1 adjective. Smart dude. Speaks like a Latter-day Saint!
Listened to this yesterday:
From LDS scholar, Ben Spackman:
More from Ben:
Michael Heiser explained how the Old Testament was formed. Lots of editing, redacting, “errors”, etc.
Shouldn’t be a surprise, really. Languages evolved. So did the text.