JEDP THEORY PDF

Subscribe to the CompellingTruth. The theory is based on the fact that different names for God are used in different portions of these books, along with detectable differences in linguistic style. The JEDP theory goes on to propose that the different portions of the Pentateuch were compiled in the fourth century B. What is the evidence for this view? First, it should be noted that these different names for God are often used within the same context.

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This view believes that the Pentateuch represents the conflation of four different sources rather than the work of primarily one author, traditionally Moses.

The results of Source Criticism first proposed two authors or sources for the Pentateuch supposedly distinguishable by the use of the terms Yahweh and Elohim. Two additional sources were later proposed as P for Priestly, and D for Deuteronomic resulting in the JEDP theory of authorship, most notably associated with German scholar Julius Wellhausen It is dated around B.

Elohimist from Elohim - primarily describes God as El or Elohim. Starting with Gen 15, it covers material similar to "J". J and E are said to be difficult to distinguish. Deuteronomy - a different source or author is associated with Deuteronomy alone, and is usually dated around B. It is supposedly dated around B. Traditionally, Moses is viewed as the author of the Pentateuch , and this has caused proponents of the JEDP theory to question: what role did Moses play?

Some have suggested that his role was minimal, with the majority of the Pentateuch having been written after his death. On the other hand, it has been put forth that Moses developed the core of the Pentateuch, or in other words, the basis for which all other material would follow. So although a different writing style or varying language-use may be found, scholars still believe that Moses composed the more essential and theological portions of the Pentateuch.

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What Is the JEDP Theory?

How is your understanding on this? Here is my roundabout way of answering: Yes, Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 do appear to be written by different people. Bible scholars have noted that different names of God are used in these two chapters, along with different terminology, different themes, and even a somewhat different order of events. The JEDP Hypothesis This has led some scholars to suggest that there were maybe 4 authors or groups of authors for the Pentateuch, and they can be identified by their emphasis and by what name s for God they seemed to have preferred. According to this theory, it is believed that the Priestly author wrote Genesis and the Yahwist wrote Genesis ff.

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This view believes that the Pentateuch represents the conflation of four different sources rather than the work of primarily one author, traditionally Moses. The results of Source Criticism first proposed two authors or sources for the Pentateuch supposedly distinguishable by the use of the terms Yahweh and Elohim. Two additional sources were later proposed as P for Priestly, and D for Deuteronomic resulting in the JEDP theory of authorship, most notably associated with German scholar Julius Wellhausen It is dated around B.

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