The documentary hypothesis is one of the models used by biblical scholars to explain the origins and composition of the Torah. A version of the documentary hypothesis, frequently identified with the German scholar Julius Wellhausen, was almost universally accepted for most of the 20th century.
Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century
The Documentary Hypothesis is a theory, also known as JEDP, that states that the first five books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch consisting of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, were not written completely by Moses but by different authors.
History of the Documentary Theory of the Pentateuch
The Documentary Hypothesis—the theory that the Pentateuch was a compilation of selections from several different written documents composed at different places and times over a period of five centuries, long after Moses.
CHRISTIANS BE VALIANT FOR THE TRUTH
Let it be borne in mind all along the line of our thought that we cannot come even into quiet possession of the truth without overcoming the opposition of forces, within and without, which would keep us from it; that we cannot, except by a high and sustained valor, bring our own lines into true and full conformity to the truth where so much is to be accomplished in molding character and life into this likeness, and where ...
HOW CAN WE BE READY TO DEFEND YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH AND KNOW HOW YOU OUGHT TO ANSWER EACH PERSON?
"For the sharing of the message of Christ to be effective, the wise walk must be accompanied with flavorful talk. The believer’s talk is to be gracious, rather than gruff, and charming, rather than coarse." - Max Anders
"A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them." - David Walls and Max Anders
BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Aramaic: (Heb. arāmî)
Aramaic: (Heb. arāmî) It is a Semitic language similar to Phoenician and Hebrew, using the same alphabet. It was the language of the Arameans, who were present in northwestern Mesopotamia, with their kingdoms being mentioned in the Bible account at the same time as the development of the nation of Israel. Aramaic would become the... Continue Reading →
How Can You Defend Your Belief in God?
The God of Judaism and Christianity has become a very unpopular topic these days for Christians living among unbelievers, the liberal media, and the liberal entertainment world. It is fine to mention almost anything else, sports, clothes, same-sex marriages, Islam, immigration, abortion, and you’ll trigger a lively discussion. However, mention the God of the... Continue Reading →
How Can You Be Prepared to Defend Your Christian Faith?
Have you ever been confronted by an unbeliever who had some challenging questions for you and you had to defend your Christian faith? Consider what happened to Julie, a 16-year-old Christian sister in Canada, who was in her ethics class. Her teacher made some very biblically incorrect comments about Christians. The teacher said, “Christianity... Continue Reading →