[b-hebrew] Documentary Hypothesis
George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Tue Jan 27 02:46:01 EST 2009
Bryant Williams wrote:
Furthermore, since all we have is the text itself showing no signs whatsoever of a JEDP make-up, then it requires more evidence to prove that the text was edited/redacted beyond what was already given by the text itself.
Bryant, I think that is overstating things. The text arguably does show signs of JEDP make-up. These signs formed the basis of the Documentary Hypothesis. Surely you would agree at the least that there is a book of Deuteronomy! You have a D source right there!
I'm quite skeptical of the Documentary Hypothesis, but I can see what fuels the theory. Whether the theory is right or not is another issue, but it was certainly not proposed without any basis at all.
Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
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