LS R44 Lecture 9-9-08

LS R44 Lecture 9-9-08 - L&S R44 Lecture September 9, 2008...

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September 9, 2008 Hebrew bible also called Torah or Pentateuch. What sort of world was depicted in the Bible? Summary of Bible Genesis: Creation, Flood, Abraham's covenant, Jacob, ends with arrival of Israelites. Exodus: Egyptian enslavement, Moses, Ten Commandments tablet. Leviticus + Another: Stories about people, rules. Deuteronomy: Last book. Sermons of Moses, reiteration. Who wrote the Bible? Julius Wellhausen believed compiled from different sources. Documentary hypothesis. Richard Eliot Friedman, author of Who Wrote the Bible? , supports document hypothesis with specific revisions. Biblical source authors: J: Jahweh/Jehovah. Southern context, Jerusalem. Wellhausen says 10 th century. Friedman says 7 th century. E: Elohim. Israel POV. Wellhausen says 9 th century, Friedman says 8 th century. D: Deuteronomist. Jerusalem/Judah POV. End of 7 th century. P: Priestly author. Aaronic priests.
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course R 44 taught by Professor Oliensis during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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LS R44 Lecture 9-9-08 - L&S R44 Lecture September 9, 2008...

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