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The Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Julius Wellhausen

Ernest Nicholson


Despite innumerable studies from at least the time of the Reformation, it was not until little more than a century ago that one hypothesis concerning the origin of the Pentateuch, the so-called ‘Documentary Theory’ formulated by Julius Wellhausen, established itself as the point of departure for all subsequent study of this topic. This has remained so until recently, but during the past twenty-five years the study of the Pentateuch has been once more in turmoil, and new theories have proliferated. This book arises from the conviction that much in current Pentateuchal research needs to be subje ... More

Keywords: Reformation, Pentateuch, Documentary Theory, Julius Wellhausen, Documentary Hypothesis, Old Testament

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257836
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest Nicholson, author
Provost of Oriel College, Oxford