The Documentary Hypothesis of the Pentateuch also known as the JEDP Theory. Some of the critics of the Bible have come up with some sophisticated. Does the “Documentary Hypothesis” or “JEDP Theory” undermine the Bible’s credibility?. The documentary hypothesis (DH) is a model used by biblical scholars to explain the origins in combination with each other and with a documentary model, making it difficult to classify contemporary theories as strictly one or another.

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Documentary hypothesis

Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion. Accounts for the structural consistency of the Pentateuch better than the fragmentary approach, the central core theorj its unity of theme and structure, the fragments embedded in this its diversity of language and style. Part of a series on the. In Julius Wellhausen theoyr Geschichte Israels, Bd 1 “History of Israel, Vol 1” ; the second edition he printed as Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israels “Prolegomena to the History of Israel”inand the work hteory better known under that name.

A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now. Combined by editors who altered as little as possible of the texts available to them. A later editor s revised and edited the conglomeration of documents by about B. The Early History of Heaven.


Some of the critics jevp the Bible have come up with some sophisticated arguments in their attempts to disprove its authenticity and reliability. For other uses, see JE disambiguation. Another person to use this method was Eichhorn, whose analysis of was similar to Austruc’s.

Ska, Jean Louis Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies. Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis.

Pauline epistles Petrine epistles. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersand Deuteronomy.

What this analysis entails is the assumption that where the word Jehovah appears in large quantities in a section of writing, it is the result of an author who used the word “Jehovah” or the tetragramatton YHWH predominantly. Bible Chronology of the Old Testament.

Documentary hypothesis – Wikipedia

Wellhausen’s explanation of the formation of the Torah was also an explanation of the religious history of Israel. A Prophet Like Moses: Kaiser, Christ, and Canaan: The Poetic Priestly Source. The letters associated with this issue are J and Thheory.

According to the documentary hypothesis there were four sources, each originally a separate and independent book a “document”joined together at various points in time by a series of editors “redactors”. We do not know how it is exactly pronounced. Has difficulty accounting for the structural consistency of the Pentateuch, especially its chronology. Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. Graf-Wellhausen Later, Karl H.

JEDP Theory – What is it?

Home What’s New and There is a growing recognition that Genesis developed apart from the Exodus stories until joined to it by the Priestly writer. The table is based on that in Walter Houston’s jesp Pentateuch”, with expansions as indicated.


These supposed authors are known as the J ehovist, the E lohist, the P riestly, and the D euteronomist. Difficulty distinguishing J from E outside Genesis.

The Composition of the Pentateuch: There have been slight modifications of this list, but it is basically the same form used by those holding to the Documentary Hypothesis. Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms.

A few years later, a gentleman named De Wetteassigned Deuteronomy to the time of Josiah theorj period. A revised neo-documentary hypothesis still has adherents, especially in North America and Israel.

One of, if not the earliest, appearances of this type of approach to Scripture was by H. Hupfeld InHupfeld proposed that there are two Elohistic source documents in Genesis: In Haynes, Stephen R. Wikiversity has learning resources about Bible, English, King James, According to the documentary hypothesis.

An Introduction to the Pentateuch.