II. Author and Date
Leviticus does not name its author, and there is no command in the text for Moses to write down what God said to him. But it may well be that Moses did put in writing what God revealed and that that material was the primary source for Leviticus. The issues of author and date are best studied from the standpoint of belief in the Canon as Scripture, that is, the completed texts. In the authors' opinion, Leviticus was compiled and edited into its final shape by the exilic and postexilic scribes who endeavored to preserve for posterity the received Mosaic tradition.