I am an italian gentile believer in HaShem, who observes the precepts of Noah as taught by the Creator in the Holy Torah.
I ask for your response on the following question:
If I understand correctly,according to Jewish tradition the Prophetic Books and the Agiographers of the Tanakh were inspired by HaShem but were written by men and in their own words, while the Pentateuch was drafted by Moses under the dictation word by word of the Creator; therefore, according to the teaching of the Masters of Israel, the author of the Pentateuch is HaShem himself, while Moses has, as it were, verbalized.
Now, in some forums edited in Italy by some orthodox Jews I read that, according to the Talmud, the original written text of the Pentateuch was lost during the destruction of the first Temple by the Babylonians, and that the Five Books were rewritten by Ezra HaSofer on the basis of the oral transmission of the text, perfectly preserved by the great memory capacity of the Israelites of the time, common to many peoples of antiquity. The current text of the Pentateuch is therefore considered perfectly consistent with the original verbalization of the words of Hashem, as it was drafted by Moses.
This narration regarding the rewriting of the Pentateuch by Ezra HaSofer seems to me completely unknown outside the Jewish world; I have never personally found any trace in the numerous books written by Western scholars and read by me.
I ask to you the courtesy of confirming if this narrative is actually in conformity with the Jewish sources, and if possible, the courtesy of providing me with the relative passages of the Talmud, or at least the extremes of the same so that I can search for them.
I know this passage of the Talmud: “Reish Lakish said, ‘at first the Torah was forgotten by Israel; Ezra came from Babylon and established it'” (Sukkah 20a). Does it have any relevance?