• Source Stratification, Secondary Additions, and the Documentary Hypothesis in the Book of Numbers: The Case of Numbers 17

    Author(s):
    Joel Baden (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Bible. Pentateuch, P document (Biblical criticism)
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    Book of Numbers, Hebrew bible, Pentateuch, Priestly literature
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/v28y-br03
    Abstract:
    The idea of stratification in the Pentateuch has come to be considered an essential element of non-Documentary Hypothesis theories regarding the composition of the canonical text. After all, stratification seems to imply the very opposite of compilation: not independent pieces that have been combined at one go, but rather layers – layers of composition, layers of redaction, layers of theological reworking. In this essay, I would like to address the question of stratification and secondary additions in a single chapter, Numbers 17, with the aim of addressing the issue of how stratification in and of itself contributes to our understanding of the growth of the Pentateuch.
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