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Jahwist

The Documentary Hypothesis

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 1A
Source
http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 14, 2010
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The documentary hypothesis (DH) proposes that the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, known collectively as the Torah or Pentateuch), represent a combination of documents from four originally independent sources. According to the influential version of the hypothesis formulated by Julius Wellhausen these sources and the approximate dates of their composition were: