A. Ah, the million-dollar question! Obviously, the issue of whose words they are has far-reaching implications. Reform Jews, much like secular academics, believe that a number of different human authors wrote the Torah. Conservative Jews believe somewhat the same, only that it was with Divine inspiration. Orthodox Jews believe that Moses wrote the Five Books as dictated by G-d. According to the Talmud, Moses got it off a Divine teleprompter with letters of black fire on white fire (think pixels and digital), which came along with the Oral Tradition. The Talmud has a dispute regarding the last few verses which recount Moses death, whether Moses wrote them in tears or if Joshua wrote them. The difference in authorship is a big deal and is reflected in how much authority and eternal relevance the Torah has.