The major critical theory within the study of the Pentateuch is known as the Documentary Hypothesis. After doing the reading from the lecture and the textbooks, describe the major features of the theory. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
In answering this question, (1) Describe the origins of the theory, i.e. who developed this theory and at what time? (2) Describe it’s major propositions, i.e. what does each letter stand for in “JEDP”? (3) What are the main arguments for the Documentary Hypothesis? and (4) What do you think of it? Do you agree or disagree, and why? Make sure to cite the course texts using APA formatting.