Friday, October 24, 2008

The Documentary Hypothesis In Detail - Leviticus

No need for a table here. The whole book is P, more or less.

Friedman and Driver (and many others) noted that Leviticus 17-26 is a "Holiness Code" (called H) which is quite similar to P in many respects but has some distinctive characteristics in both substance and language.

Friedman notes that Lev. 23:39-43 (an expansion of the laws of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret) is a later addition by R; Driver agrees that this was a later insertion but from H.

Friedman notes that Lev. 26:39-44 are a later addition by R. Driver does not discuss this.

That's it; pretty simple.

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