August 2nd 2003, 07:54 PM
I have been reading the pentateuch and studying it pretty hard this summer (especially with Sailhammer's book) I have now started T.D. Alexander's book From Paradise to Promise Land The book is split into two sections with the first part critiquing the documentary hypothesis and the second discussing the theology of the unified whole (synchronic method). I have some questions about some of the points he made if GP or Arminian would care to answer ti would be of some help. At the end of the first section he makes the statement that the pentateuch was probably put in its final form around 587 B.C. (I think, around the time of Jeohochiam's realease) he does say that it was the final "editing" not when the books were put together just when Genesis-Kings was edited to make a continous history. I find this rather intriguing anyone else have any thoughts? The chapter were he does source analysis on the Sinai Narrative in Exodus is great he shows that it is the work of one author and the only reason critiques have split into sources is because they assume the hypothesis before examining the text.