Genesis JEDP ???

Walter Mattfeld mattfeld at
Mon Sep 4 12:47:18 EDT 2000

Dear Peter,

You raise a good point about the Samaritans. It is my understanding that
they accepted only that part of the "Primary History" (Genesis to 2 Kings)
that was "neutral" towards them (i.e., The Pentateuch).

All the best,


Walter Reinhold Warttig Mattfeld
Walldorf by Heidelberg

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <Peter_Kirk at>
To: Walter Mattfeld <mattfeld at>; Biblical Hebrew
<b-hebrew at>
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2000 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: Genesis JEDP ???

> Just one question on this (which doesn't mean I accept the rest): How do
> account for the Samaritans accepting Ezra's Torah (with some minor
> when they never accepted the centrality of Jerusalem or presumably the
> authorities there? Remember that we have evidence from the Elephantine
> letters for a Samaritan temple from about this period.
> Peter Kirk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Walter Mattfeld" <mattfeld at>
> To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
> Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2000 6:45 PM
> Subject: Genesis JEDP ???
> <snip>

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