Reasons for the higher criticism of the Hexateuch

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byIsaac Gibson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... law in developing the laws of the Aaronic priesthood, I will speak when I come to consider the priests' code. (13) It is stated in the book of Joshua that the whole land had been conquered before Joshua's death. But, in the first part of the book of Judges, we find that new military combinations had to be made to enable the various tribes to subdue their enemies and secure possession of their allotments. The complete subjugation of the land did not take place until the days of David. The above is a brief outline of a few of the many literary phenomena in the Hexateuch demanding explanation. All efforts to do this upon the assumption that Moses wrote the Pentateuch have been sad failures. The conditions require a new treatment which the Higher Criticism claims to be able to give successfully. It shows that the discrepancies and variations, together with misplacement of much of the text, arose mainly from efforts to create a composite work by joining together parts of four documents. These documents were written in different places, at widely-separated periods, and for various purposes. To demonstrate this composite character of the Hexateuch, the critics analyze it into its older sources by collecting the scattered parts of the documents from their composite setting and restoring the original documents more or less completely to their proper form. Examples of this critical analysis I now proceed to give. CHAPTER III. SOME EXAMPLES OF THE ANALYSIS. Priests' Code, Or P. GENESIS. CHAPTER I. Creation of Heaven and Earth. 1 In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And Elohim said, Let there be lig...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... law in developing the laws of the Aaronic priesthood, I will speak when I come to consider the priests' code. (13) It is state...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021754052X

ISBN - 13:9780217540520

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