The documentary hypothesis

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The Documentary Hypothesis was the most influential and widespread theory of the composition of the Pentateuch for most of the twentieth century. This essay examines the literary indicators that underlie the Documentary Hypothesis, the development of the theory, and its salient claims and features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780198726302
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Bible
  • Composition
  • Documentary hypothesis
  • Pentateuch
  • Sources

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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