I didn't see anything on your website about the documentary hypothesis. Can you help me with a reading suggestion? — Marc-André Laverdière
The Documentary Hypothesis (or “J-E-D-P”) attempts to find various levels or sources of the first five books of the law of Moses. A good Old Testament Introduction will cover the Documentary Hypothesis of the Pentateuch. For example, Gleason Archer, A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Or check out Josh McDowell's Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Both do an admirable job putting these theories into perspective.
This is not to say that the books of the Bible were all composed in one sitting. They show clear evidence of layers and of editing, which Christians believe took place under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
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