The documentary hypothesis is a hypothesis which proposes that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) was derived from originally independent, parallel and complete narratives, which were subsequently combined into the current form by a series of redactors.After R.N. Whybry's book The Making of the Pentateuch the support for the documentary hypothesis has been weakened. and numerous other models have been proposed. However, has the documentary hypothesis completely refuted as per the apologetic claims ? (Another criticism can be found here )Even if documentary hypothesis is invalid, does it imply that Moses is really author of Pentateuch and King David is author of Psalms ? (I have not asked this on Mi Yodeya or Christianity Stack exchange as it is for "committed" Jews and Christians respectively. )
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