Continuous Chain Myth
Date: July 12, 2002 12:16AM
This verse in the Talmud, Sukkah 20a, says that Ezra the scribe restored the Torah to Israel when it had almost been forgotten. I corresponded with some orthodox Jews locally and one of them claimed this was only for the "oral Torah not the written". Sounds very contrived to me. He went on to say it was forgotten and restored several times before it was written down.