Many people hold firmly to the idea of Mosaic authorship - that Moses wrote the first five books of the Old Testament. But is there any evidence for this belief, and if not - who DID write it?
The Documentary Hypothesis - people often refer to it as "JEDP" - is one of the most well-known explanations for how the Pentateuch was compiled. But what exactly is it, and what alternative theories have academics developed? Dr. Joel Baden, professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School, kindly agreed to join Dr. Josh to talk about this fascinating topic!
Dr. Baden’s Book on the Documentary Hypothesis: https://tinyurl.com/ycp7tu4l
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Yale Bible Study: https://yalebiblestudy.org/