JEDP

peter_kirk at sil.org peter_kirk at sil.org
Thu Dec 16 19:37:10 EST 1999


Dear Noel,

You write: "if they are by one author then he must have been a 
schizophrenic". I am not saying that I disagree, but precisely what 
evidence do you have of that?

NPL has made a good specific point that the chronology of the flood 
narrative is difficult with one author, though it surprises me that he 
wrote a paper about this without reading one on the same subject which 
had just been published - and I also have not read Longacre's paper 
which may refute NPL's point.

So please, everyone, come up with some evidence rather than with 
attempts at psychoanalysis across huge gulfs of culture and 
understanding. You ask "the non-documentarians to account for the (for 
want of a better word) sources". But unless you can present any 
specific evidence for sources, there is simply nothing to account for!

Peter Kirk


______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Re: JEDP
Author:  <nor at iol.ie> at Internet
Date:    15/12/1999 19:25


Hello Peter

This is a rather simplistic explanation, the fact that the texts are in the 
one document is not the equivalent to one author, if they are by one author 
then he must have been a schizophrenic.  You may at best postulate one 
compiler, you cannot discount the last 100 years because in some circles it 
is not in vogue.  the documentary hypothesis is in need of re-evaluation but 
the answer does not lie in one author.

As for providing proof, the proof I suggest lies with the non-documentarians 
to account for the (for want of a better word) sources of the Pentateuch if 
they do not agree with the idea of at least 3 sources (JDP)

The documentary hypothesis still, (although in modified form, the best of 
which I can not decide on) provides the best answers.

best regards

Noel O Riordan

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