I would approach it that way even if civilization as we know it did not owe so much of its progress to the Torah, and even if the claim of the revelation at Sinai did not involve hundreds of thousands of people (making its "invention" a virtual impossibility). I would approach it that way even if the Jewish people had not miraculously persevered over millennia against all odds (and violent, incessant hatred), even if the Torah's predictions of everything from the persistence of that mindless hatred to the Jewish return to Zion had not been proven accurate. All of those things, however, further empower my reasoned assumption of the Torah's divine nature, which is born of the tradition carefully preserved and handed down from Jewish generation to Jewish generation.

And so, when I see scholars and popular writers alike endeavor to "deconstruct" the Torah, I am less disturbed than I am amused. For their "discovery" of a multitude of "authors" is an entirely predictable result yielded by the assumptions they brought to their task. One can't blame them for not assuming the Torah's divine nature; they, for the most part, have no reason to do so. But neither can one take their conclusions in any way as conclusive.

Because, no less than the scientist with the trained flea, they have simply found what they set out at the start to find.