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BlumWalter de Gruyter, Berlin. Die Komposition des Hexateuchs – here an idea of the method he used in the recognition, grouping and dating of the sources can be found. Its argument is that the ancient Israelites did not practice a religion recognisable as Judaism: Views Read Edit View history. Does Wellhausen’s source hypothesis still has a part to play in our modern research on the Pentateuch?

Wellhausen juliu use of these sources to construct a history of Israel which can prolegomeha viewed in his Geschichte Israels.

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Eerdemans Publishsing Company, Grand Wellhsusen. The current Christian fundamentalist movement emerged as a response to the Biblical criticism of Wellhausen and other 19th century scholars.

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Cited by Google Similars in Google. Among theologians and biblical scholars, he is best known for his book, Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israels Prolegomena to the History of Israel.

Julius Wellhausen

Wellhausen devised a new paradigm which explained many of the apparent inconsistencies in the Biblical texts. He summarises also his further conclusions:.

Oxford University Press, New York. Wellgausen the Chronicles the pattern according to which the history of ancient Israel is represented is the Pentateuch, i. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Or that the Levitical code was redacted into the text by the priestly class at a very late date in the evolution of the Bible.


Wellhausen was born at Hamelin in the Kingdom of Hanover. Wellhausen remains difficult to fully grasp by all but those schooled in the ways of the Documentary hypothesis.

Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

Julius Wellhausen – die denke van ‘n Ou-Testamentikus. The legacy of Julius Wellhausen.

The subject of the Prolegomena is the origins of the Pentateuch. Unicode Hebrew and Greek text was added, numerous errors in the etext were corrected, and pagination was inserted. He is perhaps best known for his Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israelsfirst published in as Geschichte Israels in which he advanced a definitive formulation of the welhlausen hypothesis.

Wellhausen’s theories have been built on by contemporary scholars. He then sets out some commonly agreed ground:. Readings from the history of mankindG.

Juliuas Wellhausen – the thoughts of an Old Testament scholar

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles with unsourced statements from July Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from September The Priestly source consistently attempts to disguise what are in fact innovations with a veneer of antiquity by inventing, for example, a fictional Tabernacle not mentioned anywhere in the oldest sources, to justify its insistence on centralised worship in Jerusalem.

Lastly, the indexlacking in the PG etext, was scanned, proofed and appended. Wellhausen announces his intention to demonstrate the hypothesis of Karl Heinrich Graf that the Law is later than the Prophets: In the process, he upset many traditionalists who didn’t like the concept that the early portions of the Bible were the product of four separate authors.

Wellhausen proposes to fix the dates of each of the sources, especially of the Priestly source, “by reference to an independent standard, namely, the inner development of the history of Israel so far as that is known to us by trustworthy testimonies, from independent sources. HamelinHanoverGermany. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


He has continued relevance. These influences can be seen in his three major works: However, brave readers willing to attempt an expedition through the Prolegomena will be richly rewarded, whichever side of the cultural divide you fall on.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Biblical Studies 5, pp. His greatest work was most certainly his Prolegomena zur Geschichte Israels and he makes significant findings in the part on the Geschichte des Kultus. Influential and long debated, the volume is often [ quantify ] compared for its impact in its field with Charles Darwin ‘s work, On the Origin of Species.

Lutterworth Press,7. How to cite this article. Elwes, Dover publications, Inc. Views Read Edit View history. Or that the Bible even evolved The book consists of an author’s Introduction and three major sections. I became a theologian because the scientific treatment of the Bible interested me; only gradually did I come to understand that a professor of theology also has the practical task of preparing the students for service in the Protestant Church, and that I am not adequate to this practical task, but that instead despite all caution on my own part I make my hearers unfit for their office.

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