Scott, Ian W. "Revelation and Human Artefact: The Inspiration of the Pentateuch in the ‘Book of Aristeas.’" Journal for the Study Of Judaism In The Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Period 41, no. 1 (2010): 1-28.
In sharp contrast to other highly Hellenized Jewish works, the Book of Aristeas depicts the Pentateuch as a purely human composition. Moses was endowed by God with a prodigious intellect so that he could compose a law superior to any other, but Israel’s legislator received no direct revelation or guidance. Likewise, the LXX translation is depicted as a purely human achievement. If the law is “inspired” for the author of Aristeas, it is only in the sense that skilled rational insight amounts to perception of the divine mind.
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