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This practice of pseudonymous writing was both widespread and respectable in ancient Israel, it is maintained.
Therefore it is not difficult to envisage the Spirit of God using such devices to gain acceptance of this vital message.
In other words the claim to be of Mosaic, as opposed to just of divine, origin is much clearer in the book of Deuteronomy than in the preceding books.
[p.16] It is important to notice that the presentation of the law in Deuteronomy is different in character from that found in the earlier books of the Pentateuch.The author professes to have been with Israel in the wilderness, to have received the law on Mount Sinai, to have interceded for Israel after they made the golden calf, to have led the conquest of Transjordan, and so on.