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Higher Criticism

Biblical Higher Criticism

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 1B
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http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 14, 2010
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Some Definitions

Historical criticism or Higher criticism is a branch of literary analysis that investigates the origins of a text: as applied in biblical studies it naturally investigates foremost the books of the Bible.

Why Documentary Hypothesis Failed

Source
http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 11, 2009

The literary analysis embodied in the higher criticism not only attempted to explain the compositional history of the Pentateuch, it also served as the basis for reconstructing the evolution of religious ideas in Israel and early Judaism. The earliest sources, J and E (which Wellhausen wisely did not try to distinguish too systematically), were thought to reflect a more primitive stage of nature religion based on the kinship group.

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Miscellaneous Bible Articles from Theophyle's English Blog
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