[b-hebrew] 5 scrolls or 1

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Aug 21 01:36:09 EDT 2005

Hi Peter,

I quite agree with you and never meant otherwise.  I know that the various
"sources" are no longer assumed to each have been written by a different
author. I was purposely unspecific because it does not matter, but my main
point was that the various BOOKS of the Torah could not have been written
individually either.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Cc: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 2:04 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] 5 scrolls or 1

> On 21/08/2005 00:21, Yigal Levin wrote:
> >This may have already been mentioned, but all of the modern theories
> >the composition of the Pentateuch assume that large chunks of all four
> >(except Deuteronomy) were composed, redacted and edited by the various
> >authors we now call J, E, P etc., and that D was included into this
> >at some time. ...
> >
> No, Yigal, not all modern theories hold that the Pentateuch was composed
> in this very specific way. Quite apart from those who believe that it
> was all, or almost all, written by Moses, there are those who accept a
> variety of sources but do not accept the existence of "the various
> authors we now call J, E, P etc.", and especially do not accept your
> apparent assumption that each of these is one individual author.
> -- 

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