Bible/King James/Documentary Hypothesis

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Diagram of one version of the Documentary Hypothesis.
* includes most of Leviticus
includes most of Deuteronomy
"Deuteronomic history": Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings

The documentary hypothesis hypothesizes four primary sources (traditionally known as J, E, P, and D) for the Torah. These translations are based on the King James version of the Bible. This learning resource employs the latest iteration of the Documentary Hypothesis, known as the New Documentary Hypothesis. The New Documentary Hypothesis considers the four main sources to have been independent at the moment of redaction into the Torah, with a number of insertions into the redacted document by later scribes.

The resource provides two ways to view the sources. The first method highlights the various sources as one reads through the Torah. The second method extracts each source's content from the Torah, and compiles it into a single, flowing document.

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