[b-hebrew] Wellhausen

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Wed Dec 26 20:58:27 EST 2007


Yitzhak,

I don't want to speak for anyone else, but the DH does, in fact, discourage
a face-value reading of the biblical texts. Perhaps that it was he mean by
divorcing it from its literary context.

Best,

R. Brian Roberts
Amateur Researcher in Biblical Archaeology


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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Yitzhak Sapir
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 6:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Wellhausen

>There is no divorcing from the literary context.  The theory in fact claims
>that the true original literary context of some passages is different than
>that the composite text you are reading, which divorced them from their
>original context.  The theory therefore aims to restore the passages to
>their true original context, and understand them on two levels - the
>first, their original context, and the second, their later context in the
>composite work, by understanding the changes the text went through
>to become part of the composite work.

>Yitzhak Sapir




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