The Documentary Hypothesis (J, E, D, P)
Theory (1984) that the Pentateuch was not written by Moses [one person] but is a compilation from many sources compiled over time.
- 1.J: Yahwist. YHWH (“Lord”).
- Folkloric. Literary. God is anthropomorphic.
2.E: Elohist. Elohim (“God”). God is more distant and appears in visions.
3.D: Deuteronomist. Not in Genesis.
- 4.P: Priestly. Ritual. Laws. The name
- “YHWH” first revealed to Moses.